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Chen Lei (b. 1984, China)
Lives and works in Beijing. China
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RELATED SALES RECORD
$31,136USD at Phillips London Under the Influence (Apr. 13, 2015)

artist

CHEN Lei

Material

Plush toys on wood

Size

26 Pieces

orientation

Portrait

Dimensions

Varies

color

Multi-colored

region

Europe, China

Year

2008

price-range

5,000 – 9,999 USD

One big transition of modern China is the relationship between the younger generation and their parents’. Chen Lei’s work mostly deals with memories and associations which relates the artist with his childhood. His sculpture shows fantasies of his childhood but at the same time viewers are encouraged to appreciate his own experiences and feelings to reflect upon their own. Chen Lei embodies the radical changes happening in the youth culture of China today.

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“In my opinion, the relationship between human beings and nature should be to a large extent defined by ‘love’. This love should be incredibly deep, full of beauty and very strong. As I believe very much in this idea, I created this work. The focal point of the work is a kiss; a very deep, beautiful and strong kiss. I hope people who see this work can feel the ‘love’ it is supposed to demonstrate.” – Chen Lei

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EDUACTION
2008
Graduated from Cental Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department

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GROUP EXHIBITION
2010
Soldier Crab, the First Annual Caochagdi Photo Spring, Li-Space, Beijing
Facting East, Manchester Art Gallery, England
2009
The mARkeT/ Summer 2009: In the Making, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing
2008
Sunyata, Keumsan Gallery, Beijing, China
KunstKörperlich: KörperKünstlich Part 2, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche
Anything is Possible, CCRN, Luxembourg
Superficial is not My Motto, Star gallery, Beijing, China
Academy Lights, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2007
Your View, My Story, The Ministry of Art, Pferdeställe des Postfuhramtes, Berlin
mini me, Prima Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Infantization, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Generation süss-sauer: Chinas neue Künstler, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim
2006
June 1st, Channel Gallery, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
Don’t Panic, Live Performance Art Event, 798, Beijing, China
2005
Newly happened Events, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
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COLLECTION
Shanghai Art Museum

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