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Gao Lei was born in Hunan in 1980. He was majored in digital media and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. He is currently working and living in Shanghai. As a millennial artist, Gao was caught up with the great influence electronic media technology hold on human survival, especially electronic games. Gao's creations mainly focus on painting-installation and photography. He often removes the social context and functionality of everyday objects, enabling the audience to perceive them as they are. Gao Lei's works tend to give people a sentiment of solitude and grotesque, which is reflected in his series of works The Scene and Building 35. What behind such sentiment is the destiny of everyday objects under this time of change, along with the illusion created by virtual technology, showing the simple and independent attributes of the world freed from human consciousness?Read More
The main exhibitions Gao Lei participated in recent years include: Floating—New generation of Art in China, Modern Chinese Art Exhibition in Commemoration between Korea and China, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2006; Accelerate: Chinese Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 2008; China's ReVision—Chinese Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany, 2008; Chinetik, An exhibition of Museum Tinguely and IVAM, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art in collaboration with Littmann Culture Projects, Basel, Switzerland and Valencia, Spain, 2009; Metropolis Now—Chinese Contemporary Art, National Art Museum of China, Meridian International Center, Washington DC, 2009; Criss-Cross: Artworks of Young Chinese Contemporary Artists from Long Collection, Long Museum, Shanghai, 2013; Windowsky, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, 2014; Objec[ts]pace—Photography Works by Gao Lei, Aye Gallery, Beijing, 2008.
Text courtesy Aye Gallery.
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