18 November 2015
Two works by Hua Gallery artist Qu Leilei continue to be on display at the British Museum. During Asian Art Week in London the works were unveiled to the public next to The Admonitions Scroll attributed to renowned ancient Chinese master Gu Kaizhi.
Last week, Qu Leilei, one of the founders of the Stars Group (the very first movement of Contemporary Chinese Art) held an engaging discussion at the British Museum together with artist Ma Desheng.
As an online platform with an exciting exhibition programme for Contemporary Chinese Art, Hua Gallery through its newsletter will keep you updated with the most relevant news in this ever-evolving art space.
Qu Leilei, together with Ma Desheng (artist) and Shen Kuiyi (PHD Director of Chinese Studies in University of California), discuss the Chinese avant-garde - the role played by the Stars Group, the very first movement of contemporary Chinese art in 1979. Their artistic creations were calling for freedom of expression and paved the way to the creativity of today’s art.
The Stars Group advocated democracy in politics and freedom in art. In a brave and courageous protest they demonstrated in the name of human dignity, supporting the importance of independent thought. What the Stars Group achieved in that period remains a pillar in the history of our modern times.
One of the reasons Qu Leilei is regarded as one of the most talented artists in contemporary Chinese art is his ability to constantly explore new artistic themes and forms. From his pure and simple drawings created during the Stars Group (image above) he has developed a wide range of work, reaching the apex of beauty in his exquisite Nudes and Hands series (images below)
Strength, 2013, 91x140cm, ink on paper
Hua Gallery’s exhibition of works 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
QU LEILEI AT HUA GALLERY - SILENT REVELATIONS
Nude 4, 2019, 91x170cm, ink on paper
Nude 6, 2014, 170x91cm, ink on paper
Nude 9, 2014, 170x91cm, 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.
To arrange a private viewing of Qu Leilei’s inks or for any questions about availability and prices, please send an email to email@example.com
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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...
21 October 2015
Hua Gallery is delighted to share the positive response of its current online exhibition, Silent Revelations, featuring the stunning work of worldwide acclaimed artist Qu Leilei. Recently collected by the British Museum, Qu Leilei was one of the founders of the Stars Group (1979) and has since then been creating ground-breaking artworks.
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13 October 2015
SILENT REVELATIONS - QU LEILEI - THE GREAT MASTER OF INK
13 October 2015 - 8 January 2016
Hua Gallery is pleased to announce its relaunch of an exciting programme of ONLINE EXHIBITIONS. The first show of this new season features the stunning work of worldwide acclaimed artist QU LEILEI.
Keeping global relationships with the highest calibre of artists, collectors, museums and art...