Friday, October 3, 2008

Qu Lei Lei

Qu Lei Lei is a modern , and author currently based in the UK.

Qu grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution and spent some time forced to work as a lumberjack after his parents were branded capitalists. Later, he attended Beijing University and served as an art director at China Central Television. also called the Stars Art Movement, Qu took part in the first exhibitions of contemporary art in China. After Qu left China, he relocated to London to practice his art, lecture and exhibit internationally. The author of a number of books, including ''The Simple Art of Chinese Calligraphy'', ''The Simple Art of Chinese Brush Painting'' and ''The Simple Art of Tai Chi'', his paintings were exhibited at a solo display in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford in 2005, the first time in the Ashmolean Chinese exhibits that a show was devoted singly to the work of a living artist. Also in 2005, he was one of three finalists for the Arts Council England "Pearl Award for Creative Excellence".

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