LI Pak Huen, Esther
李柏萱

LI Pak Huen, Esther's art practice focuses on daily life and her sentiments. She mainly gets inspirations from everyday life, as she is curious about the delights and possibilities from ordinary matters. In addition, expressing her strong emotions is also one of the reasons she makes art. Apart from illustration, she is also interested in drawing, painting, printmaking, and animation.

Recently, LI is attempting to make large-scale artworks in order to expand the scope of her works.

李柏萱的創作主要與日常生活和自己的情感有關。她喜歡觀察生活裏平淡的事物,從中發掘有趣之處及可能性。此外,抒發她內裏的強烈情感都是驅使她創作的原因之一。除了插畫外,她還熱衷於塑膠彩畫、版畫以及動畫等等。

李柏萱最近開始嘗試較大比例的藝術創作,以繼續擴展創作的深度和廣度。

Previous Works
Landscape of AVA
啟德校園的風景
2019

Pencil on paper
紙本鉛筆

Set of three, 29.7 × 42 cm each

Studying at the Kai Tak Campus of the Academy of Visual Arts (AVA), LI Pak Huen, Esther finds that many classmates enjoy looking at the scenery outside the classroom. The landscape becomes meaningful as it contains the thoughts and feelings of the viewers. Therefore, LI depicts the landscape in order to re-create private memories and archive them.

She hopes the landscape of AVA can become the bridge between her classmates, the viewers and her. Furthermore, the she hopes that the landscape can incite the audience to remember who they were when they were young. It is a set of three drawings, which allows viewers to walk along and appreciate the work.

Go Ahead
難以前進
2019

Reduction linocut print on paper 紙本麻膠蝕刻版畫印刷

21 × 29.7 cm

Every flight begins with a fall.

LI Pak Huen, Esther believes that she is not as brave as she used to be when growing up. She thinks that resistance and self-doubt are common emotions that imaginative and aspiring people deal with, especially when they reach adulthood and are told to be more hard-headed. LI created Go Ahead to encourage people who think similarly to overcome the bottleneck. Although there are challenges, we can still dream and try once more.