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Cai Lei
Old Man

Mixed Medium
Diameter:80cmcm

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Through his works, Cai Lei reveals his interest for inciting perspective even more than his interest in physical volume and space. The structure of the sculpture is not attracts most of the audience's attention, but the undulating shape and texture of the surface. Cai Lei uses surface texture as a vivid language, like his creation of an old man's shriveled, wrinkled skins, as well as his passionate feeling towards leather with a strong texture. Cai Lei has expresses sharp commentary in his artworks and in this series, Cai Lei emphasizes on texture and its subtle sculptural attitude. In his creations, he sacrifices volume and space to emphasize surface texture i.e. Cai Lei does not need strong sculptural volume to support his bigger interest in texture. In this sense, Cai Lei's passion for relief is granted, because in relief, the artist's artistic language can be expressed without any boundaries in an almost flat, shallow space.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Cai Lei was born in 1983 in Jilin Province, China, and from a school affiliated to the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, went on to graduate from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. His artworks have been exhibited in the Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum in the US, Moon River Museum in Beijing, the Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Liu Hai Su Museum in Shanghai, the Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and the Shanghai Art Fair. Often using soft leather to show the mature physical form, his work has won multiple awards and is also collected by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, among others.  Read More

  • +Exhibitions

    2012 
    5th 54 International Young Art Festivals 2012, Enjoy Museum of Art, Beijing,China
    Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, USA
    Art Museum of South Texas, South Texas 
    Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, USA

    2011 
    Hardworking- Group Exhibitions of New Realistic Sculptors, 0 Field Art Centre, Beijing, China
    University Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    2010 
    One and One - Group Exhibition of Contemporary Young Artist, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China 
    East/West: Visually Speaking, Paul and Lulu Hilliand University Art Museum, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
    MoCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville

    2009 
    The Start of a Long Journey - The Collection of Excellent Graduation Works,Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
    Not in Reality, 0 Field Art Centre, Beijing, China

    2008 
    Troublemaker, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 
    Art Fairs Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
    Liu Hai Su Museum, Shanghai, China
    Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Sichuan, China

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