Cai Lei

固化 - 犀牛, 2012
Mixed Medium on Wood, 43 x 4 x 99 cm

USD 14,000

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About the artwork

White Rhino Symbolizes calm solitude, peaceful life and the power to revive the dead fish when it enters the water. Cai Lei along side with other representations of an unusual aesthetic, chooses Rhinos as another natural example of the strange beauty that has lived through many risks, conflicts and dangers to the limit of extinction, but still keeps his specific beauty confidently and honorably. With a holy aura around the main subject the artist shows much appreciation through the context of valuable existences.

About the artist

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. 

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