Li Liang's jewellery is a place where lines are captured and brought to life. Lines that are undulating, straight, dense and distant give body to her jewellery. For Liang, the past, present and future are all contained in the lines themselves, and her work is rooted in classical Chinese calligraphy.
The sense of brittleness and the formal rhythm of her jewellery is palpable. Thin folded sheet metal has been transformed into an expression of fragrant lightness. The surface brings to mind the ephemeral and the almost unbearably fragile.
Lines can be both binding and flexible and changeable. Liang studies them incessantly, constantly noticing them in different places and contexts. They create spaces, build shapes and create directions. They exist in waves, cracks and sunbeams. As in calligraphy, Liang sees a narrative that lies in the variations of the lines themselves. For Liang, the lines draw reality.
Li Liang was born in 1969 and works in Stockholm.