JIA XI LI
Jia Xi Li (镓汐) was born in Taizhou, China, and currently resides in London as a visual artist. With a focus on pioneering textile practices, she places great importance on infusing each creation with emotion, history, and a sense of humanity.
As mortal beings, humans engage with and exist within physical and spiritual dimensions of space and time. Within the domestic realm, brimming with objects that reflect our deepest selves, we find traces of humanity, history, and relationships. These objects serve as mirrors, reflecting the imprints of others. Each item is not merely an individual entity, but rather a complex structure comprised of the imprints of time and reflections of life. Jia Xi Li holds sacred and honours the mundane and overlooked aspects of existence.
“With each knot meticulously crafted, I begin with threads, transforming the nature of knitting itself, to create sculptures from materials that are not inherently meant to stand upright. Through these interwoven knots, I capture the essence of time, encapsulating its passage within diverse dimensions.”
Prior to pursuing her master’s studies at the Royal College of Art in London, Jia Xi specialised in fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her artistic practice spans multiple disciplines, exploring material exploration, digitalisation of art, and collaborative endeavours across subjects. As an artist working with textiles, she places great importance on infusing each creation with emotion, history, and a sense of humanity. Jia Xi’s work has been exhibited in various cities including London, Berlin, Edinburgh, New York, Venice, and Guimaraes.