Journey into Counterreality: A World to Relearn Your True Self

The imaginative world known as Counterreality, envisioned by Lihui Liang, opens the door to an immersive universe brimming with odd creatures, divine entities, and evolved humans. It’s an open invitation for everyone to step out of the ordinary and explore their true selves, often hidden by societal norms. Counterreality branches into multiple dimensions, much like the concepts of string theory. Here, our familiar social rules don’t apply. Each painting sparks deep questions about our existence, encouraging fresh perspectives and a journey of self-discovery.

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Lihui Liang in her studio, 2022

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    Counterreality Handbook: For Everyone

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    "A creative wonder!"

    Animal Religion Oil Paintings

    "These stunning paintings harness a childlike perspective and vivid imagination to build a bridge for her sitter to see a greater part of themselves!"

    — Creative Boom

    Would you choose between knowledge or wealth?

    The rising sun radiates knowledge from a sage and you feel empowered. The sage is brewing the potion of divine knowledge over thousands of years.

    The wealth obtained gives you a degree of freedom, security, and happiness; but it binds you to the system. Whereas knowledge gained remains eternally, you become self-reliant, make better decisions, and reach a higher quality of life.

    Socrates says unhappiness is caused by ignorance, and knowledge brings you into a profound state of happiness. Yet Thoreau says wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

    Would you choose between knowledge or wealth?

    Divine Knowledge, oil on canvas, 20cmx25cm, 2022.

    Are humans more intelligent than animals?

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    Animal Religion I, oil on canvas, 20cmx25cm, 2022.
    Animal Religion II, oil on canvas, 20cmx25cm, 2022.

    Are animals less intelligent than humans? Crows can figure out complicated tasks on their own, and an otter can use a vendor machine.…yet animals are not yet having freedom as we humans do. Science has proved that Homo Sapiens today have less intelligent than the sapiens from 20,000 years ago. Intelligence doesn’t guarantee power. The painting tells a story of Animal Religion.

    The portal to other dimensions. Each portal has a guardian to protect it. The guardian would tell you whether you are eligible to travel to the other side or not. Fortunately, there is no need to fill in any application forms or prepare for interviews. You only need to make sure to meditate on your intentions as you face the guardian.

    Watermelon Portal, oil on canvas, 20cmx25cm, 2022.
    Wabi-sabi Garlic, oil on canvas, 20cmx25cm, 2022.

    The messenger God at counterreality. The one who possess superhuman intelligent and deepest wisdom of the universe. It can grant wishes from those with good intentions and make their dreams and desires come true.