chalk on paper
50.5 x 102 cm
A focus on memory characterises Li Yousong’s painting. Airport in Dream 2017 draws our attention back to his childhood, depicting a fusion of historical sites and architecture in Shenyang. Rendered in a warm and nostalgic tone by coloured chalk, the early military airfield, the traditional Chinese memorial archway, and the Soviet Union style monument all imply events and stories that happened in recent Chinese history.