Artist Biography - Lei Zi Ren
Lei Zi Ren is one of the most important artists in modern China, with works acquired by the Chinese National Museum in Beijing, word class Collectors and international Galleries. During his exponential career, he has produced one extraordinary collection of works of art placing him as a master and prominent position among Chinese modern art. His technique of mixing oil with the... traditional ink, and water colours has produced what is now recognised as one of the best talents and works recognised by Museums, Galleries and Collectors all across the world. His works expands from paintings, pastels, watercolours and sculptures.
Educated in his home province of Fujian at 19 he won a prize to study in the Beijing Fine Arts University. During his degree, he won numerous prizes to become later a professor emeritus in the Beijing Fine Arts University.
His focus has been on the condition of the relationship between man and woman in the context of the invisible dynamics of this on going drama and the traditional Chinese culture quickly fading. His perception ideas as woman being in the very centre stage of the Chinese culture with men often playing the secondary roles and acting as the spectator of the relationship. He also has painted a great deal on the plight of the “peasants life style” in what he described, a monumental loss for China and its future.
His work have been exhibited in numerous National Museums all across China and are displayed among the most important Galleries and Private collectors in China. In the past few years a number of books have been written and published about his art.
In 2008, he has been invited to display his work in a solo Exhibit for a museum in The Hague, Amsterdam. And another solo exhibit is being planned in the city of London. During the current year, he has confirmed a few Exhibitions in Shanghai, Beijing and London.
1967 Born in Fujian Province, PRChina1982 Graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, PRChina1986 Post Doctor Degree in Fine Arts2003 Established Working Studio with Dai Jianze, PRChinaPresently an independent artist in Beijing, PRChina
Individual Exhibitions1988 Beijing, Chinese Contemporary International Arts Festival1999 Tachikawa – Tachikawa , Japan2002 Wall to Wall – Naarden, Holland Cross2003 Shanghai, Strange, Aura Gallery Shanghai A strange Heaven2004 Beijing, Chinese Contemporary Photography2004 Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague2005 China Arts National Museum , Beijing2006 China Modern Art , Solo in Shanghai Modern Art Museum in Hong Kong A Solo Exhibition in Shanghai, Central Academy
Collective Exhibitions Visible and Unknown, Semi—solo Exhibition Beijing New Media Art Show at China Institute of Art, Hangzhou, China The Modern Art Collection , Shanghai National Museum The National Museum , Beijing The Academy of National Arts , Beijing The Modern Art of China, Shanghai Shanghai Bienal Zurich International Fair London , solo Exhibition Berlin Forum , Berlin Solo , at 798 – Beijing Hong Kong International Exhibit
Private CollectionsBeijing ,Paris, London, The Hague ,Taiwan, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore, London, Prague, Tel Aviv, New York and Hong Kong.