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Cai Lei 蔡磊

Cai Lei was born in Jilin Province, China in 1983. He graduated with a BFA in Sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. As a 80s generation Chinese artist, Cai Lei has been highly successful in the international art scene. He has exhibited in the Foundation Taylor, France, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, USA and the Jacksonville Museum on Contemporary Art, USA. He currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

Cai Lei’s works originate from his personal experiences, feelings and interpretation of his life. He assimilates his life with his own works to depict a truth that resonates with his viewers. Cai believes that his works must only contain the verity of his feelings, the natural state of his soul that is not deliberately intervened with.

Cai plays with dimensions as a language in his works. He explores the relationship between space and illusion. The artist creates an illusory space that fluctuates between being two and three-dimensional. His interest in flatness outweighs his interest in space and volume. Using a two dimensional plane as the foundation for his paintings and sculptures, he manages to manipulate the visual interpretation of his viewers. The painted interiors of hallways or corners oscillate between protruding and receding; creating a visual experience that is unique to each viewer.

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Additional Information on Cai Lei

Education

2015 – Masters of Fine Arts, China Central Academy of Fine Arts

2009 – Bachelors of Fine Arts, China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2016 – “In Ambiguous Sight, Unaccompanied”, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China

2015 – “In Ambiguous Sight”, Linda Gallery, Beijing, China

2014 – “Method of Descent, Cai Lei Solo Exhibition”, Linda Gallery, Singapore

Group Exhibitions

2016

“Asia Now Paris”, Paris, France

“Art Shenzhen”, Shenzhen, China

“China International Gallery Exposition”, Beijing, China “Art 16”, London, UK

“Art Basel”, Hong Kong, China

2015

“Evolution Of Model”, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, China

CAFA Postgraduates Graduate Exhibition”, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China

“Among”, Museum of Contemporary Art Bonn, Germany

“Within Sight” — Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era, Foundation Taylor, Paris, France

“Within Sight” — Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era, Yangtze Art Museum, Chongqing, China

“Art Stage Singapore”, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2014

“Omnipresent Concrete”, Hunsand Space, Beijing, China

“Within Sight – Chinese New Painting at Post-Financial Crisis Era”, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Soft Abstraction as Constellation”, UCCASTORE, Beijing, China

2013

“Young Sculptors Say”, Jiaming Center, Beijing, China

“Flying! Language! — 2013 Chinese Sculpture”, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

“Almanac Exhibition”, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

“ART TAIPEI international contemporary ART exhibition”, Taipei

“Art Beijing contemporary art fair”, Beijing, China

“YOUNG ART TAIPEI”, Linda Gallery, Taipei

2012

“Cai Lei ·∙ Li Di Joint-Exhibition”, Marseilles, France

“Colorful”, Raphael art center, Beijing, China

“Latitude ·∙ Attitude”, Parkview Green, Beijing, China

“The International Youth Art Festival”, Yue Art Gallery, Beijing, China

“Empty Eyes, Chinese Sculpture Exhibition of 22 Artists”, River Gallery, Beijing, China

2011

“CARING ROBOT, A Charity show”, International Financial Center, Hong Kong

“Hardworking, Group Exhibition of New Realistic Sculptors”, Zero Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Electives”, Qianhou Space, Beijing, China

2010

“Language, one and one — Young artists, first exhibition”, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Youth in the upstairs”, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China

“A piece of works among WE series”, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, USA

“A piece of works among WE series”, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, USA

2009

“Two pieces of works among WE series, Sichuan Fine Art Institute Gallery, Chongqing, China

“A Recruited Soldier, my generation, Shao Li Gallery, Hong Kong

“Not in reality, Zero art museum, Beijing, China

“A piece of works among WE series: Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition”, Liu Haisu Fine Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

“Two pieces of works among WE series”, The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

“A long, long journey”, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China

2008

“The perpetrators”, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Awards

2012 – The May Fourth International Youth Art Festival Award

2009 – “A Piece of Works Among WE Series” – Luo Zhongli Scholarship

2009 – “WE, and THEY “– 2nd prize at China Central Academy of Fine Arts

2007 – “Clothing” – 1st prize at China Central Academy of Fine Arts