Chen Li is the youngest child in the Chen family of artists. His art consists of his own constructed ‘reality’ reinterpreted on canvas, where each element of society is recomposed, re-evaluated and formed into a surreal, crowded and refined world. Chen Li creates evocative narratives by combining ‘Realism’, ‘Surrealism’ and ‘Naturalism’ to simulate his imaginary world. Alienation and separation are indicated through the dense settings, part of it acting as a divider in between characters, with their facial expressions and postures illustrating the absence of relationships between them. Indeed, the artist does not like reality and he feels inadequate in social interactions. He claims that he has lost hope in this world and prefers to spend his time creating his own world on the canvas.