Li Xiaofang is a Chinese contemporary artist, who collects porcelain pieces and creates sculptural masterpieces that could theoretically be worn. Li was born in Hubei City and he graduated from Mural Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. His collection has been most recently been showcased at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. What he does is collecting porcelain pieces that go back to the Song, Ming, Yuan and Qing dynasties and pieces them together in long dresses or even suits. The way he combines the shapes and colors of the porcelain is magnificent, since he creates a continuation that is hard to achieve with this type of material. Li has exhibited his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he has collaborated with huge fashion names, like Alexander McQueen and Lacoste. His unique work is captivating the world of Beijing and we hope to see more of him and his porcelain sculptures in the rest of the world.
Li Xiaofang uses old porcelain to create these amazing dresses.
It’s incredible how he manages to create curves using this type of material.
Each piece is unique and has different shape and porcelain arrangement.
Blue-and-white porcelain shards that represent the Chinese civilization are unearthed in large quantities.
The white and blue costumes are like illusions flowing with sorrow.
We may not know the artist just yet, but he is one of the most famous artists in China.
He has also created many suits, which are usually composed by a formal jacket and a tie.
If you want to see more of the artist’s work, you can visit his page at the Red Gate Gallery.
It is not the first time that we see an artist creating wearable art, but it surely is the first time that we see someone using a hard material, like porcelain, in order to create pieces that we are used to seeing made by some piece of cloth.