Spotlight on Artist Wen Li (Riven)
Welcome to The Elective’s digital art museum, dedicated to the incredible work of AP Arts students. This week we feature a textile made by Wen Li (Riven) from Kang Chiao International School East China in Kunshan City, Jiangsu, China.
Welcome to The Elective’s digital art museum, dedicated to the incredible work of AP Arts students. Each week we highlight a work or series created in one of the AP Arts concentrations—AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and AP Drawing (the AP Program also offers Art History and Music Theory)—as well as a statement from the artist (and, occasionally, their teacher).
From the first cave paintings to contemporary breakthroughs in virtually reality, art, in all its forms, has been a crucial way for people to process, make sense of, comment on, and grapple with the world around them. In 2020, there is a lot to process and grapple with—and AP Art students have risen to the challenge. The work many of them submitted in their final portfolios is explicitly of the moment, from commentary on the covid-19 pandemic to the celebration of people of color to the nature of heroism in perilous times.
The work is often challenging and provocative but always insightful, inspiring, and expansive.
This week we feature a textile made by Wen Li (Riven) from Kang Chiao International School East China in Kunshan City, Jiangsu, China.
Here’s her statement on the work:
And here are a few more images from her portfolio:
When you are allergic, the skin infects each other. Man is closely related to nature. Material(s): printing, Gauze, Fabric, transparent shoes, model.
Flour weaving bag, mannequin.
PU leather, PVC transparent fabric, mannequin.
Student statements are lightly edited for length and clarity.