Li Cui

Starry Sky_Li Cui_black cardboard and LE

Starry Sky
black acrylic on cardboard and LED lights.
7" x 7" x 4"

My inspiration always comes from the hard-to-touch and experience elements but fascinate human beings, such as the universe, stars, and constellations. There is no lack of people's fantasy and yearning in these elements, including me. I have always been obsessed with understanding the universe and the stars. I often wonder what it would be like to stand in the middle of the universe and have the stars within reach. So, I started to try to create a touchable, imaginary universe and stars.

 

Lighting is the most common element in life that I have discovered, yet it is the closest to the planet and the universe, and it also satisfies my fantasy. People's exploration and yearning for the universe always stay in scientific research, but scientific research can never experience real experience. My goal is to create a real but unreal universe where people can touch and feel the stars up close.

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Starry Sky

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Starry Sky

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Starry Sky

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Starry Sky

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Starry Sky

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The Universe

oil paint, acrylic, luminous pigments, LED lights.

65" x 80"

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The Universe

detail

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The Universe

full view

65" x 80"