Lei Liang


“Sunset over mountain and water 1, 2” by Lei Liang, acrylic on Pi paper

Lei Liang – “Sunset over mountain and water”
Art form: painting; acrylic on Pi paper


“ Creation for the majesty and splendour of the Sunset over mountain and water;
Anthem for the heroic exploits and prominence of emperor.
I will only create great painting for heroes.
Who are heroes? Those who show the utmost fortitude, always charge forward, dare sacrifice and go well up to bridle.

Art is a heavenly steed, powerful and unstrained, soaring across the skies.
Lava rolls so strongly that one can’t express oneself without pouring out. Accumulating so long time that one would not give up if no wreaking one’s thought.

The painting is quite special with my painting methods. People have never seen such kind of paintings before. The colour is that of Cezanne’s strokes while the image mode includes Chinese traditional painting spirit, unique and refresh. This experimental painting in Chinese style is a courageous testing! Keeping painting on this way, one can auspicate a new painting style.
The painting contains strong emotional billows, a tangled combination of despair and optimism, gloom and vehemence, sorrow and joy, and at the same time, there exists a permanent placid as a sangfroid feeling after big sorrow and big happiness experiences.” (Lei Liang)

"“My art is combined both from the western and Chinese spirit, and especially, reflects the eastern harmony and meditation philosophical concepts.
All the landscapes and flowers are only the symbols of harmony and the inner way to one's summit light. All audience will notice on my all paintings the Red Sun over the universe. That is the Sunset! And we all people of different nations will meet there, at the Sunset.
Hope is there!
That is the struggle of light and darkness.
There one sees the God!”

CRITICS’ ARTICLES SELECTION - referring to Lei Liang' s work
Lei Liang's painting is quite special with his painting methods. I have never seen such kind of paintings before. His colour is that of Cezanne's strokes while his image mode includes Chinese traditional painting spirit, unique and refresh. This experimentary oil painting localization is a courageous testment! Keeping on this painting way, he may auspicate a new painting style.
-- Chen Danqin (Contemporary Oil Painting Artist and Critics)

I have taught painting in the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts for dozens of years but I have never met such kind of art modes like Lei Liang's! You one man will have to carry on your shoulder 2 big mountains: Chinese traditional painting and oil painting. This is unprecedented art. If you do well, you will be marvelous!
-- Jia Youfu (Contemporary Chinese Ink and Wash Artist)

I can see from Lei Liang's artworks the possibility of avoiding China's contemporary art tragedy.
-- Wang Guangyi (Contemporary Oil Painting Artist)

1998-presenting Recluse for reading, thinking, and painting,, Beijing, China
1997 Studying at Oil Painting Materials Seminar, Oil Painting Dept., Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1996-98 Teaching at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1995 Work at the Organizing Committee of China Art Expo, Ministry of Culture, Beijing, China
1992-94 Studying European arts and culture, and visit museums and galleries in Europe, Paris, Warsaw, Moscow etc
1986-92 Teaching at Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China
1982-86 Work at China National Textile Import and Export Corporation, Jiangxi Branch, Nanchang, China
1982 Graduation from Western Languages and Literature Department, Peking University, Beijing, China

International Art Exchange Exhibition in Kobe 2006, Japan, 2006
Barcelona VI Aniversario VirtuArt, Granollers Gallery, Spain, 2005
Intimate Flora, USA, 2004
Rethinking the 20th Century: The Chinese Perspective, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, USA, 1997
Contemporary Art Invitation Exhibition, Beijing Music Hall, Beijing, China, 1996
Sino-Japan Youth Exhibition, Tokyo, 1991
Asian-Pacific Contemporary Art Documentary Exhibition, sponsored by Museum of Modern Art of New York, Sidney, Australia, 1990
Lei Liang Art Exhibition, sponsored by the China National Artists Association, Wuhan, China, 1986

Look with No Trace, Published by China Writers Press, July 2007
Chinese Contemporary Art Document 2006, Edited by Deng Pingxiang, published by Hunan Arts Publishing Press, 2006
China Famous Middle-aged and Young Oil Painters’ Works, 2006
Chinese Contemporary Art Annual 2005, Edited by Zhu Qingsheng and CMAA Peking University, Published by Guangxi Normal University Press, 2005
Chinese Artist and Calligraphist, May, 2005
Treasury, April, 2005
China Art Daily, Oct. 3, 1997
China Youth Daily, Jan. 19, 1997
Science Daily, Sept. 15, 1996
Culture Monthly, July 1996
Heilongjiang Daily, March 25, 1996

On Ingres and Delacroix, 1985
On Degas, 1985
Comment on Van Gogh, 1985
Art Notes, 1984-1997
Lei Liang Art Diary

MAIN ART TRANSLATIONS (English, French, Chinese)
Documents of '97 Beijing International Computer Art Show, 1997
Larousse Encyclopedia – Western Literature, Friendship Publishing House, 1996
Comment on Artist Wang Guangyi, a long critic article by famous critic Lu Peng, published in Wang Guangyi Art Album, 1993
Who Can Be More Fortune Than Me? --Dialogue with Lichtenstein, an article from Art News, published in World Art, 1992
Korea Marching Towards World Art, an article from Art in America issue 91-4, published in Art and Market, issue 1992-2
John's New Works, an article from Art in America issue 91-3, published in Art and Market, issue 1992-2
Leo Casttelli Gallery: Warhol and Lichtenstein (an article from Art in America), published in Art and Market, issue 1992-3
Ego and Post-Modern Art, by W. V. During, published in Contemporary Art Series, issue 1992-2
Reconstruction of Abstractionism, 1988
The Creative Way to Paint, by David Friend, 1988
Modernity of Chinese Painting, by John Clark (London University), published in Art Trends, issue 1987-4

An Undulate World in Pure Colours - Lei Liang's Oil Painting on Rice Paper
by Luo Shiping (art critic, Director of Art History Department at Central Academy
of Fine Arts, Doctor Teacher), published in China Youth Daily, issue 1997-1-19
Pure Heart in Magnificent Mountains and Waters - Lei Liang and His Painting
by Liu Yan (contemporary art critic), published in Culture Monthly, issue 1996-7
Painting from Another World - Comment on Mr. Lei Liang's Oil Painting on Rice Paper
by Li Yuan (Buddhist philosopher, Master at Religion Research Institute of
China Social Sciences Academy), published in China Arts Journal, 1997-10-3
Lei Liang's Oil Painting: Style, Hua Gu, 1995
Lei Liang's Oil Painting: Technics, Hua Gu, 1995
Lei Liang's Oil Painting: Media, Hua Gu, 1995

China Contemporary Art Documents 2006, Beijing, 2006
Who’s Who Guide of Art, Florida, USA, 2005
Dictionary of Famous Chinese (Grand Contemporary Culture), edited by China International Who's Who Institute, China Who's Who Dictionary Editorial Press, 1997
Chinese Modern Artists and Their Works, 1997
World Who's Who (Art Volume), edited by Outstanding Chinese and Foreigners Research Center of Hong Kong, 1997
89-90 China Avant-Garde Art Annual, Contemporary Artists and Hong Kong News Press, 1991

Beijing Jiabao International Auctions Co. LTD, 2006
Zhongding International Auctions Co.,LTD, 2006
Shanghai Private Collection, 2005
China Pacific International Auction Co. Ltd., 1997
China Guardian Auctions Co. Ltd., 1997
Hanhai Art Auction Corporation, 1997
San Hssi Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996
Golden Education Book Store, Beijing, China, 1996
American Shelton Estate Management Group, Beijing, China, 1996
Global Entertainment Organization, California, USA, 1996
Galerie Montmartre, Paris, France, 1993

Plan and translation for '97 Beijing International Computer Art Show, Beijing, China, 1997
Assistance and translation for the Investigation Delegation of the Foundation Charles Leopold Mayer for the Progress of the Human, Beijing, Xi-an, Nanchang, China, 1997
Organization and translation for '95 China Art Exposition, Beijing, 1995

Bachelor of Arts of Beijing University, Beijing, China, 1982
Excellence License of French Alliance College, Paris, France, 1979

Beijing Young Artists Association
China Artists Association
China National Translators Association

Assistant professor




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