SOLO EXHIBITION

POETIC ABSTRACTION

SOLO EXHIBITION
Artist: LI LEI
14.11/2019 – 18.01/2020
3812 Gallery London

Li Lei, Calm Contemplation 15 – The Flame of Pompeii 59, Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 60 cm (x2), 2015-2017

3812 Gallery presents Poetic Abstraction, a solo exhibition by Shanghai-based artist Li Lei on view from 14th November 2019 to 18th January 2020, along with a series of academic forums and talks in collaboration with Royal Drawing School and Unicorn Publishing.

In his poetic abstraction, Li Lei conveys his inner feelings through abstract images; in his paintings, no distinct forms can be identified. His brushstrokes lay out landscapes layer by layer, and, through the building of colour, he allows colour and brush reciprocity to reach a kind of tacit understanding, with no trace of conflict between them.

Li Lei’s diptych series Calm Contemplation is new to the market and will be shown for the first time in the UK. The dualistic presentation of two paintings in a diptych conveys multi-layered meanings: the juxtaposition between the expressionistic composition with boldly contrasted colours and the expanse of meditative colour fields with subtle gradation creates tension between the emotional and the rational, and the material and the spiritual.

Calvin Hui, Co-founder and Artistic Director of 3812 Gallery states, “We are thrilled to present Li Lei in our parallel exhibitions in our galleries in London and Hong Kong simultaneously. Our aim is to introduce Eastern aesthetic and cultural understanding to the global audience through contemporary art, and, through our annual art programme. We are committed to fostering a cultural dialogue between the East and West. As an important addition to the roster of artists of 3812 Gallery, Li Lei will feature his masterpieces which reflect the core value of 3812 Gallery – ‘Eastern Origin with Contemporary Expression’ – in his London and Hong Kong exhibitions.”

Artwork

Li Lei李磊,Calm Contemplation 15 – The Flame of Pompeii 59 止觀15一龐貝的焰火59,2015-2017,Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯,70 x 60 cm (x2)

Li Lei李磊, Calm Contemplation 30 – Seeking Garden 6 止觀30一追花園6, 2015-2018, Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 150 x 100cm (x2)

Li Lei李磊, Calm Contemplation 7 – Between Clouds and Water 8, 2015-2019, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 100cm (x2)

Li Lei 李磊, Calm Contemplation 31 – Between Clouds and Water 2, 止觀31一雲水間2, 2015-2019, Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 150x100cm (x2)

Li Lei 李磊, Calm Contemplation 17 – Mysterious Light 8 止觀17一玄光8, 2015, Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 70x60cm (x2)

Li Lei 李磊, Calm Contemplation 19 – Mysterious Light 9 止觀19一玄光9, 2015, Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 70x60cm (x2)

Li Lei李磊,Calm Contemplation 13-How Could I Not Reminisce Jiangnan 4 止觀13一能不憶江南4,2015-2017,Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 70x60cm (x2)

Li Lei 李磊, Profound Mystery 4 玄之又玄4, 2018, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 150 x 100 cm

Li Lei 李磊, Release Heart Aura 5 釋放心光5, 2018, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 100 x 80 cm

Li Lei李磊, I See the Heaven on Earth 2 我看是天上人間2, 2018, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 100 x 80 cm

Li Lei李磊, I See the Heaven on Earth 1 我看是天上人間1, 2018, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 100 x 80 cm

Li Lei 李磊, Mad Water-20 瘋狂的水20, 2017, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 180 x 150 cm

Li Lei李磊,Etude1-Blossom in Spring 5-Etude2 練習曲1一春江花開5一練習曲2,2015,Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯,70 x 60cm (x3)

Li Lei李磊, Blossom in Spring 1, 2, 3 春江花開1、2、3, 2015, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 70x60cm(x3)

Li Lei李磊, Autumn Water 9, 8, 10 秋水9、8、10, 2015, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 70x60cm (x3)

Li Lei 李磊, Recuperating Tranquility-6 養雲6, 2019, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 150 x 100 cm

Li Lei 李磊, Mystery Upon Mystery 4 玄而又玄4, 2015, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 100 x 80 cm

Li Lei李磊, Crossing The Sea of Penglai 8, 10, 9, 穿越蓬莱那片海8、10、9, 2018, Acrylic on canvas 布上丙烯, 70 x 60cm

Li Lei 李磊, Weight of Nanjing (Jinling) Flowers 21 金陵花重21, 2017, Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 100x80cm

Li Lei 李磊, Mysterious Light 3 玄光3, 2015, Acrylic on canvas布上丙烯, 70x60cm

Opening Reception