SHADOW PLAY

Over the past few decades, China has been undergoing urbanization at an astounding pace. In 2013, the national leadership raised the process to a new gear when it unveiled its plan of converting 70 percent of the population to a city-oriented lifestyle by about 2030. Such a significant change would undoubtedly transform the character of a country that has been largely agrarian throughout its millennia of history. One may wonder how, and to what extent, the landscape, culture, and daily being of the nation’s people may be altered. As artists, we are compelled to explore and reflect upon the various phases of this historic undertaking. Shedding light upon real-life incidents such as clashes during land evictions resulting from urban expansion, children abductions, suicides of migrant workers, and predicaments involving the cultural and environmental degradation, Shadow Play project visualizes the metamorphosis that results from the urbanization process.

Shadow Play is consisted of 4 chapters as followings:

Channel I. The Land: Death of the Village Head
Channel II. The Ruins: Lost Children
Channel III. The City: Into the Void
Channel IV. The Maze: No Exit

For more info about Shadow Play project, please visit http://lilyhonglei.com/shadowplay2

CHAPTER I. The Land: Death of the Village Chief

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Title: “Tree of Life.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 36 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “Tree of Life (detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 36 inch.

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Title: “The Land.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 24 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “The Land (Detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 24 inch.

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Title: “Death of the Village Chief.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “Death of the Village Chief (Detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch.

CHAPTER II. The Ruins: The Missing Children 

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Title: “The Missing Children (Detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “The Missing Children (Detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch.

CHAPTER III. The City: Into the Void

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Title: “The Tightrope.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “The Tightrope (detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch.

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Title: “The Underground City.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “The Underground City (detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch.

CHAPTER IV. The Maze: No Exit

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Title: “The Sunken Garden.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “The Sunken Garden (detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch.

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Title: “The Sunken Garden II.” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 24 inch. Lily Honglei Art Studio © 2018. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Title: “The Sunken Garden (detail).” Medium: Oil on Canvas. Dimension: 48 inch by 32 inch.

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