Reminiscent of Sigmar Polke, his oeuvre defies categorization as the artist refuses to pin himself down to one particular style, allowing himself to shift from a stylized aesthetic to more academic painting strategies or from abstract patterns and a minimal approach to the vernacular and the bold—sometimes even within a single picture. Li Feng’s limitless skillset and creativity directly result from a lasting curiosity as the artist continues his quest for new pictorial strategies, possibilities, and limitations. By doing so, in every picture resides an uncanny complexity, even when they are deceivingly simple, in which new truths and illusions are uncovered.
The artist has received various honors and awards throughout his illustrious career. He was selected and exhibited in 2020 for the John Moores Painting Prize at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, China, before being included in the finalists’ exhibition of the 2022 John Moores Painting Prize at the Powerlong Art Museum in Shanghai, China. In 2013, the artist was selected as the Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition winner. Further, Li Feng has been selected three consecutive times—from 2009 to 2019—for the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in China, which only occurs every five years, exhibiting at the Ningbo Museum of Art, the Hebei Museum, and the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC).
Recent notable solo exhibitions include the Donghe Art Space in Zhengzhou, China; the Zheng Space in Xuzhou, China; the Xipi Art Gallery in Shangqiu, China; the Influencing Art Space in Kaifeng, China; and the Yisheng Space in Zhengzhou, China. In addition, Li Feng has participated in institutional group exhibitions at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, China; the China Art Museum in Shanghai, China; the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre in Suzhou, China; the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Seoul, South Korea; and many more.
The artist features in various national institutional art collections and has exhibited at renowned galleries in China and the United States of America.