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Aura Gallery
Tokyo

Image size:8.5x8.50cm
Paper size:21x16cm

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Han Lei has worked with painting, sculpture, and installation, but photography remains his favored medium. Han was one of the first professional photographers following the Cultural Revolution in China, and has become known for his dramatically lit scenes with low saturation, featuring contemporary models acting out classical narratives or Chinese legends. The underlying themes in these works are sentimentality, nostalgia, and upheaving traditional notions of beauty. Han’s models, for example, are ordinary, even unremarkable women cast as protagonists in lush landscapes. He also sometimes includes anachronistic props—a popular toy, a pair of earmuffs. Han thinks of his own work as “an improbable fable consisting of the simplest stuff that people often ignore.”

Selected exhibitions
2018
M97 Gallery at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2018M97 Gallery
Pan-View Gallery at PHOTOFAIRS | Shanghai 2018Pan-View Gallery
2017
Portrait Hot: Taikang Photography CollectionTaikang Space
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china landscape, 1998-2003

Photography
8 3/10 × 6 3/10 in
21 × 16 cm
Edition Ed.2/10
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Tokyo
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AG
Aura Gallery
Tokyo

Image size:8.5x8.50cm
Paper size:21x16cm

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, yes
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

Han Lei has worked with painting, sculpture, and installation, but photography remains his favored medium. Han was one of the first professional photographers following the Cultural Revolution in China, and has become known for his dramatically lit scenes with low saturation, featuring contemporary models acting out classical narratives or Chinese legends. The underlying themes in these works are sentimentality, nostalgia, and upheaving traditional notions of beauty. Han’s models, for example, are ordinary, even unremarkable women cast as protagonists in lush landscapes. He also sometimes includes anachronistic props—a popular toy, a pair of earmuffs. Han thinks of his own work as “an improbable fable consisting of the simplest stuff that people often ignore.”

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