4 November 2015
Hua Gallery is delighted to announce that two works by our currently exhibiting artist Qu Leilei will be exhibited at the British Museum. Qu Leilei’s work will be publicly displayed next to The Admonitions Scroll attributed to renowned ancient Chinese master Gu Kaizhi. These works will be on view from November 5, during Asian Art in London.
Qu Leilei was one of the founders of the Stars Group (1979) - the very first movement of Contemporary Chinese Art - and has since been creating ground-breaking artworks. On November 13 he will hold a discussion at the British Museum together with Ma Desheng, another member of the Stars Group.
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Qu Leilei’s inks Journey and Lei Feng (images above) will be publicly displayed next to The Admonitions Scroll (image detail below) whose original version is attributed to renowned ancient Chinese master Gu Kaizhi. The Admonitions Scroll is regarded as one of the most famous Chinese paintings in the world, and Gu Kaizhi as the father of classical Chinese figure painting. The stunning inks by Gu Kaizhi and Qu Leilei create an exceptional dialogue between past and present, ancient and modern, traditional and contemporary.
Detail of The Admonitions Scroll attributed to Gu Kaizhi (ca 344 - ca 406), 6th-8th century copy, handscroll, ink and colour on silk
Hua Gallery’s exhibition by Qu Leilei, Silent Revelations - Qu Leilei - The Great Master of Ink, is currently exhibiting online at Hua Gallery until January 8th, 2016. The exhibition is curated by Contemporary Chinese Art Specialist, Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli. A private viewing of the show as well as a special tour of Qu Leilei’s works at the British Museum is available by appointment. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 13 Qu Leilei and Ma Desheng - also a member of the Stars Group - will hold a discussion at the British Museum about the Chinese Avant-Garde.
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THE CHINESE AVANT-GARDE: TWO CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
QU LEILEI AT HUA GALLERY - SILENT REVELATIONS
Nude 5, 2011, 91x140cm, ink on paper
The Future Remains in Our Own Hands, 2014, 91x130cm, ink on paper
Through a skilful use of ink and brush on paper, Qu Leilei generates a magnificent Renaissance effect, resulting in poignant paintings where East and West, past and present, tradition and avant-garde are harmoniously fused in the same visual space.
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