Tabula Rasa Gallery is pleased to announce that Li Tao's solo exhibition entitled 'Universe · Secondary', an exhibition project co-initiated by Tabula Rasa Gallery and KWM art centre will be opened on 30 May 2019 in the two spaces simultaneously. Universe presented by Tabula Rasa will exhibit until 30 July and 'Secondary' presented by KWM art center will exhibit until 29 June. The two spaces will respectively exhibit Li Tao's latest two series of large-scale installations, which demonstrate comprehensively Li Tao's thought and exploration in material, shape and space.
In the series of 'Universe' presented by Tabula Rasa, Li Tao makes extensive use of industrial materials and finished products made of aluminium, and presents unfamiliar structures and textures by cutting, bending and casting. The artist molded steel bars of various lengths, commonly used building materials, into a sphere, and welded the deformed aluminium water tank plate to the sphere, creating a seemingly unfinished 'intermediate state'. The hemispherical community scattered on the ground, and the exposed cylindrical structure on the side, form a large-scale, unrecognisable installation, which is neither geometric abstraction nor based on logical interpretation. It is an original, the unstable condition, showing a holistic aura. Through the reconstruction and recreating the functional form of the materials, Li Tao gives the material a new perspective and aesthetic value.
Press release courtesy Tabula Rasa Gallery.