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b. 1980, China

Gao Lei Biography

The young representative artist at the forefront of shifting trends in contemporary art in China, Gao Lei belongs to the Post-80s generation which is more used to the global information society’s diversity in values rather than ideology, and individualistic reasoning rather than collective conviction. Through his works of paintings, photography, installation and mixed media, the artist freely traverses across the boundaries of virtual world and reality, creating a new site of communication and mechanism of criticism. Through non-personified approaches, he also explores how the system of power characterizes the individual way of thinking and regulates the social environment.

Gao Lei Featured Artworks

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Catcher—AI by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiCatcher—AI, 2017Aluminum, UV print, stainless steel hinge
70 x 70 x 5 cm
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M-30 by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiM-30, 2016Acrylic on canvas, carbon metal and filtered glass
100 x 100 cm
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Untitled (Drum) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Drum), 2017Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
100 x 120 x 3.5 cm
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Untitled (Box) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Box), 2017Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
100 x 120 x 3.5 cm
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Untitled (Mechanical Calculator) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Mechanical Calculator), 2017Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
108 x 120 x 3.5 cm
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Untitled (Transit) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiUntitled (Transit), 2017Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
135 x 105 x 3.5 cm
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"Untitled" (Microscope) by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao Lei"Untitled" (Microscope), 2017Epson ultra giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag baryta
135 x 105 x 3.5 cm
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Cabinet by Gao Lei contemporary artwork
Gao LeiCabinet, 2008Metal cabinet and 3 rows of lightboxes
270 x 45 x 190 cm
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Singapore Art Museum

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'The New Normal': examining art's place in China and the world today at UCCA, Beijing Related Press 'The New Normal': examining art's place in China and the world today at UCCA, Beijing 21 May 2017, Art Radar Journal

In The New Normal the organisers challenge the audience by posing the following questions: What is the place of art in China today? And what is to be done? In a world where previously held convictions no longer are accepted as the norm, where populism has become a hallmark and environmental disasters are a daily challenge, yet China continues on...

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