AC43 presents Impressions 2016: Paintings by Zhang Chun Lei. Featuring 26 oil and acrylic paintings that capture the essence of changing landscapes past and present, these artworks come alive with Zhang Chun Lei’s unique pictorial language – one which incorporates the use of dots with line alternations and colour variations, revealing the intrinsic beauty of familiar structures amidst the unassailable changes of a fast-developing, modern city-state.
Born in 1969, Shanghai, Zhang Chun Lei served his apprenticeship under the renowned Chinese painting master Jiang Fengbai prior to graduating from the School of Arts Soochow University. He later received his Masters from the University of South Australia in 2003. Zhang was awarded the ‘Masterpiece Award’ under the Best Chinese and Overseas-Chinese Paintings, Calligraphy, Carvings and Engraving category in 1993. In 1994, he was awarded The Prize of Excellent Works in the China Youth Calligraphy and Painting Competition. Zhang also won a commemorative award in the China New Times ‘La Tour Eiffel (Paris)’ Artist Cup Competition the very same year.
Since moving to Singapore in 1996, Zhang has taken on art projects both locally and overseas. His versatility shines through in his undertaking of different mediums throughout his artistic career including Chinese ink, encaustic painting (hot wax painting), watercolour, oil, engraving and carving works to name a few. As such, his paintings reflect his multi-perspectival and yet balanced approach to life, inspiring viewers to revel in the beauty of everyday objects rendered possible by art.
Exhibition Opening: 5 November 2016, Saturday, 3pm
Exhibition Period: 5 – 13 November 2016
Time: 12 – 7 pm (daily)
Venue: AC43 gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, #03-39 Singapore 180231
When: 5 - 13 Nov 2016, 12noon - 7pm
By: AC43 Gallery