No, he's not an art student. He just felt this made him whole again. Again implies that he was once whole. Then something happened. Then he married a piece of foam. Now he's back to his old self.
Best part of the article is:
Liu says he is not gay, but admits he's "maybe a bit narcissistic", reports New Express.
Well, thank goodness they cleared that up. Because when someone marries a foam cut out of themself dressed in a gown the first thing that pops into the conscious mind is that they must be sexually attracted to men. There's an immediate and obvious link. It's good that the New Express was on hand to immediately make sure he wasn't gay.