statement on art:
Max Li is a visual artist who comes from China and is currently based in Chicago.
Driven by his interests in rite, language, and chance, Max embraces the unknown as a part of his formula for making. He makes pictures, objects, and time-based situations. His works are often lyrical and gestural, rangefinding contact areas between subjects such as:
- memory and its lifespan，
- mythology and motivation,
- the chaotic and conditioned nature of evolution.
His interdisciplinary practice comprises tintype photography, mark-making, sculpture, performance, and poetry, while his material includes language bits, packing supplies, digital debris, found objects, products, and toys.