Painter Li Yong-qi is seeing red. Luscious, vibrant shades of crimson and vermilion make the Beijing artist's work leap out at you (right). Li, a former television producer-turned-painter, is opening his solo show entitled Fish And Face. It takes one of China's favourite auspicious symbols, the carp, and places it into a whole range of expressive, figurative works that are bizarrely attractive. It's easy to spot the painter's contemporary Russian influence (his work is particularly reminiscent of Mikhail Chemiakin's style), but there is a strong dash of Chinese heritage in these paintings, as Li blends themes of Chinese folklore and religion with Western style. Until October 20. Gallery On Old Bailey, 17 Old Bailey Street, Central. Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am-7pm; Sunday, midday-5pm. Tel: 2869 7122. Beijing artist Chen Yu gives new meaning to the term 'face value'. In his first show in Hong Kong, The Lining Up Series, Chen's subjects - rows of identical characters, be they comrades in Mao suits or businessmen in shirts and ties - resemble a suspect identification line-up (below). But look closely and you see Chen's tongue and cheek statement - one character always has an eye open, staring oddly at the viewer. It's the artist's way of creating a dialogue between his work and the viewer, with the painting 'staring' back. Until October 3. Schoeni Art Gallery, G/F, 21-31 Old Bailey Street, Central. Monday to Saturday, 10.30am-6.30pm. Tel: 2869 8802.