Meet Lick the Future artist Qijun Li

Get to know one of London’s rising artists who are part of Lick The Future: Qijun Li. He is a 2020 grad from the RCA, whose very cool paintings reflect upon his life experiences growing up in the United Kingdom but being a member of the Chinese diaspora. Here are 5 questions.

Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera?

Britney... duh!


If this pandemic is a song, what do you think it’ll be? 

haha, probably John William's soundtrack theme tune for jurrassic park, i have no idea why but it has incessantly popped into my head during lockdown, random i know. 

 

Do you believe in the Loch Ness monster? 

No, but i like the idea of Nessy. 


Can you describe your work in less than 15 words? 

Can I bullet point? 


Contemporary living

shared experiences

ethnic cultures 

childhood and adolescent experiences

diasporas

postmodernism

Internet 

digital cultures

consumerism

identity

the mundane

Cool S


What's the best Wi-Fi name you've seen?

The LAN before time

Follow Qijun on his instagram.
Artwork photographs courtesy of the artist. Portraits taken by Alina zum Hebel (website/ instagram). Photography courtesy of where’s the frame? and Alina zum Hebel.



where’s the frame? - ‘Lick the Future’ is a collection of London vanguards  comprising of 6 artists that are making waves. The collection will be available from December 2020 until the end of January 2021. Go to Qijun's collection page to check it out.