Li Zhehu's art uses oil painting as a carrier to bring the spirits of Chinese paintings of literati to explore Chinese oil paintings' identity, and this is the creation topic that he is experimenting for so many years. The "Soul and Vigor" series of works is an important result of it, where he blended religion, folk tradition, history and classics, east and west cultures, and the thinking about life. Boldly using the concepts of western abstractionism and contemporary performance arts, searching the intensity of color expression of oil paintings via the research and the use of general materials. Meanwhile, he gives the pieces the imagery ink language of Chinese painting's spirit. He courageously tries and absorbs widely with a state of life, gaining big breakthroughs in themes and art language, and formed a unique style of painting, becoming a new generation of Chinese contemporary oil painting.
In his "Man and Nature" series of works, he uses poem-like techniques to blend many dance elements in real life with totems from history. He uses signials like traditional fan, drum, flute, and other modern elements as well as crane, to create the Chinese nation's bright and passionate, implicit, and concealed personality. Characters in the images are dynamic, the auras are vivid, and they show the inner activity of the painter. These three constructed a poem world with metaphor and symbolism...... His work's "dynamic beauty" is performed excitedly, has a vivid aura, and strong vitality.
--New York "World Academy of Art" Principal, researcher, Lawrence