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Xiong Lijun Portrays Chinese Youth in a More Hip, Coloful Way

By: Ana Lopez - Published: • References: operagallery and sweet-station
As China is undergoing social change, artists like Xiong Lijun are giving, through art, a new and more dynamic voice to Chinese youth. The talented painter reflects a more free and happy generation through her paintaings—one that is not afraid to live and have fun.

Lijun’s cartoon are an explosion of energy and emotional electricity. Neon colors and hipster characters are the main elements of her work, which breaks with many stereotypes about youth in China. In her portraits, Chinese youth appear to enjoy life, friendship and love.

Xiong Lijun is a modern artist who is full of energy and enthusiasm to modernize her country and give it new perspective and voice. Her passion and strong personal artistical identity have been presented in exhibitions like the 'In pursuit of happiness and freefom, the new art of China' show in 2003, held in Las Vegas, USA.