Li Bo disregards the conventions of composition and scale and depicts his subjects in the same size along a linear path. According to the artist, the string of apparently unrelated objects in Li Bo’s enigmatic painting should be viewed in context of television, other media outlets, and particularly the Internet, where random “surfing” can provide serendipitous juxtapositions, even poetic insights.
Referring to the Internet as the defining medium of his generation, Dr. Lydia Thompson of Thompson & Martinez Fine Art Appraisals, Inc. calls Li Bo’s tabulation of images “a kind of visual language.”
Like the artists of the early Pop Art movement, Li Bo uses found objects as the subject of his work, inviting us to examine his imagery, free-associate and create our own meanings.
See more of Li Bo’s artwork here