Luo Li Rong was born in 1980 in Hunan, China. She is an artist-sculptress who graduated in 2005 with high honours from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Where her graduating project received numerous awards.
At the age of 18, Luo Li Rong attended the Changsha Academy of Arts, in Hunan, China. And at the age of 20, she joined the CAFA, in Beijing for 5 years, in the department of Sui Jiang Guo, studying ceramics with Lu Pin Chang and sculpture with Sun Jia Bo. During this period, she participated in multiple public sculpting projects, one of the most notable was for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, installed in Da Lian Park since 2003.
Since 2004, she has seen a rising recognition and appreciation for her art from international galleries and collectors.
Luo Li Rong’s sculptures in their entirety are part of contemporary Chinese culture while offering a subtle and relevant understanding of the West. Luo Li Rong is one of those rare artists who have benefited from rigorous teaching from demanding masters. Masters who today continue to follow attentively the path of their student. The artist Xiao Xiao Qiu from Changsha Academy of Arts quickly saw in her a real talent to perceive forms in space and translate them into clay. He is the one who encouraged and helped her to prepare for the CAFA entrance exams. The artist Sun Jia Bo of the CAFA had a great influence on Luo Li Rong through her sculptural approach and lead her to increase her attention to the presence of the model and what emerges from it. With these precious encounters and constant personal research, Luo Li Rong gradually finds her way and lays out the outlines of her future sculptures. Her current style is characterized by a rare know-how and a surprising power of realization.
In the presence of her works the spectator is immediately touched by the extreme delicacy of the modelling and the great sensuality that emanates from it. This mastery, as remarkable as it may be, disappears, however, in favour of the expression of its subject. The artist invites us not to remain at the stage of fascination with forms and appearances, but rather to go further still towards the spirit of the model. Thus, the veils, the passage of the wind in a hair echo, above all, the inner world of the subject. The draperies and the look, movements that look incredibly alive, as if they had just been seized in the moment, are for Luo Li Rong a door ajar on the dimension of eternity present in the Human.