Amiko Li, born in 1993 in Shanghai, often dissects his childhood as an influence on his understanding of adult realities. He is currently pursuing his BFA degree in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Amiko’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States such as the Andy Warhol Museum, Newspace Center for Photography, and The Center for Fine Art Photography.
I enjoy remembering trivial and ordinary days of my childhood. Since I was seven, I have been collecting sentences and paragraphs about sorrow from novels and lyrics. I found the grown-up world and the cruel reality of society sophisticatedly beautiful, so I brought the melancholic childlike mood into my photographs as a shelter. After years of constantly moving, I go to different places alone to search for the scenes that are connected to my childhood. By presenting the collection of nostalgic places and passersby, I reexamined and recollect the reflections of my childhood memory, expressing my current understanding about life and future.
To view more of Amikos’s work please visit his website.