2017 Zhang Chunlei – Flowing Thoughts – Vivid Reflections
‘Flowing Thoughts – Vivid Reflections’ Solo online art exhibition by Zhang Chunlei
Opening & Reception:
Saturday 23rd September 2017, 3:00PM to 6:00PM
Venue: 108 Tanjong Pagar Rd #02-01(S088526)
Born in Shanghai in 1969, Zhang Chunlei’s artistic career started at a young age when he was apprenticed to renowned Chinese painter, Master Jiang Fengbai. In 1992, he graduated from the Suzhou University School of Arts with a Professional Certificate in decoration design. He continued his artistic training in Japan in 1995. In 2003, Zhang obtained his MBA Master degree from the University of South Australia. His art practice is currently based in Singapore and Shanghai.
Influenced by the Lao Zhuang Philosophy, which advocates artistic beauty and equilibrium, Zhang’s painting technique involves creating a series of tightly woven dots and lines, weaving a purposeful formation with alternating colours. This concept of fusion of figurative and abstract elements results in a stunning work of art. Throughout his art career, Zhang has won many accolades and awards:
2006: At the ‘Contemporary Asian Art Fair’, Singapore, his mixed media series “Four Seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter” were sold as one of the most expensive art pieces.
2014: ‘The Best Painting Award’ at the 2nd Overseas Chinese Fine Art Exhibition for the artwork, “Impression – Feng Qiao Ye Po”, Beijing, China.
2016: 1st Prize at the 7th Xi Zhi Cup Painting & Calligraphy Competition, Beijing, China.
2017: ‘Special Art Piece Award’ at the China’s Best Cultural Artworks of the Century competition, Qinghai, Feb 2017.
2017: ‘The Excellent Piece Award’ at the 4th Jiang Yuan Cup Fine Arts Competition, Beijing, March 2017.
Zhang is regularly featured in local magazines & publications e.g. The Lian He Wan Bao and The Straits Times, along with overseas magazines, such as the Suzhou Daily and Modern Suzhou.
Since 2000, Zhang has had many successful solo and group exhibitions. His works have been acquired by private and corporate collectors such as Marriot Hotel (Beijing), Yucun Art Museum and Suzhou Daily (China), Far East Plaza and Meritus Mandarin (Singapore) as well as The Shangri-La Hotel, Legend Hotel, Times Square Hotel and Grand Margherita Hotel in Malaysia.
Exhibition continues: Sunday 24th September 2017 to Sunday 1st October 2017
12:30pm to 6:30pm Daily (Closed on Mondays)
For any enquiries and appointments please email to email@example.com or whatsapp to 9675 7721.
Zhang Chunlei – 张春雷
I strongly believe that art can inspire spontaneity to appreciate the pristine beauty of common objects around us that are often taken for granted.
Use of succinct but stimulating arrangements of dots and lines in conjunction with the use of line alternation and color variations to reflect the intrinsic attributes of depicted structures.
My judgement of beauty has been greatly influenced by the “Lao Zhuang Philosophy”, beauty exists in the fusion of figurative and abstract art connecting abstract qualities of life with reality to obtain equilibrium between the two purportedly mutually exclusive techniques.