LI Yushuang

Li Yushuang, born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu in 1935, is the eldest son of Chinese painting master Li Keran. His mother, Su’e, was the eldest daughter of the Shanghai opera master Su Shaoqing. The specific artistic atmosphere started to impress Li Yushuang since his childhood. In 1956, Li Yushuang, who graduated from Beijing Mechanical Manufacturing School, went to the Shipbuilding Institute of Shanghai Jiao Tong University for further studies. Afterwards, he was assigned to Zhengzhou Machine Manufacturing School to teach engineering mechanics, meanwhile he insisted on artistic creation during his spare time. At this period, he mainly focused on watercolor painting, mostly depicted the scenery of schools and surrounding villages, and created a large number of watercolor paintings and sketches based on the subject of natural scenery. In 1969, he went to Lushan, Pingdingshan in Henan Province and other places for outdoors sketch, and began to paint mountain scenery, river beaches and folk customs with xuan paper and ink. In 1971, Li Yushuang started researching the relationship between art and visual sight. He operated relative models and visual experiments, and gradually formed a unique set of observation methods and painting systems, which is so called as “light coding method”. Li Yushuang returned to Beijing in 1986, afterwards he gradually began to explore the comprehensive use of ink, acrylic and other materials, persisting in the creation of sketches. His studio was built in 2010, however since then all the sketching was still finished outdoors. He began to create large-scale works, using comprehensive materials, intending to combine Western materials with the traditional materials of Chinese paper. In 2015, Today Art Museum held Li Yushuang’s solo exhibition, displaying more than 60 artworks. In 2017, he visited Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand and other places for sketching. In May 2018, National Centre for the Performing Arts of China held a solo art exhibition for Li Yushuang.


Botanical Garden Under Warm Sunlight

Viewing Hills From a Lotus Pond in the Botanical Garden

Beside the River (The Road Yanfang Walked Through)

Yangshuo Park (The Li River)

Stacking Line (Beixiaohe)

Dense Forest in Summer(Beixiaohe)

Spring Branches (Beixiaohe)

Botanical Garden in Winter

Beixiaohe at Autumn

Beixiaohe at Noon

Winter Warm Sun (Beixiaohe)

Xiangshan Botanical Garden


Peach Blossom in Wenyu

Yomitan Coast

Grain Rain

Coke Ink Landscape

Draw Mountain Silhouette from Pofeng Ridge


Botanical Garden in Summer

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