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Born 1998. Lives and works in London.

Changpeng Li's works reflect on how the image-centric era has transformed our way of seeing. The media's lightning-fast production of images has compressed our viewing time, leading to a visual experience that's forced into an endless scroll, stripping away the depth of our gaze. As ways of seeing become increasingly flattened, the artist seeks to explore the resulting changes through the medium of painting.

Li's paintings depict media images as a form of camera film. By overlaying perspectives from different image mediums, he invites viewers to recall the sense of alienation, rediscovering those messages that were once forgotten or marginalized. In this process, images from the media are taken back into the darkroom for “development” through painting, revealing their different underlying discursive structures.


  • 2023 ​MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Group Exhibitions


  • Ephemeral Silhouette, Cub_ism_Artspace, Shanghai, China

  • In Minima Forma, Duran Mashaal Gallery, Montreal, Canada

  • Uncarved Block Unbleached Silk, Coningsby Gallery, London, UK

  • Laced with Dust, Studio West Gallery, London, UK



  • Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK

  • In Between, Entrance Space, Zhengzhou, China

  • Night Boat, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK

  • RCA Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

  • 20×20 Vision, Blue House Yard, Wood Green, London, UK

  • Reflections, online, Royal Blue Gallery, London, UK

  • The Fading Spaciousness, OXO Bargehouse Gallery, London, UK

  • Movement, online, Asian Contemporary Artists Alliance, New York, US






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