Chinese Artist

Zhang Chunlei 张春雷

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.
‘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.

Botanical Gardens (2016)
Chinese Ink & Colour on Paper 68cm x 68cm

Harbour Front (2016)
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 80cm x 120cm

On Quiet Waters (2013)
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 80cm x 120cm

At the Lau Pa Sat (2017)
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 76cm x 76cm

Clarke Quay (2017)
Chinese Ink & Colour Paper 68cm x 68cm