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New works by Beijing-based artist Mu Lei are featured in his first solo exhibition in Shanghai, "Wonderment" at Art+ Shanghai Gallery.

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"Wonderment: New Works by Mu Lei" focuses on the recent work of Mu Lei, a Beijing based artist who has developed his own distinctive approach to painting and image construction. Opening on September 6, 2015, the exhibition reveals the relationship between contemporary practice and more conventional approaches to figurative painting. Practicing a more traditional category of painting, …

"Wonderment: New Works by Mu Lei" focuses on the recent work of Mu Lei, a Beijing based artist who has developed his own distinctive approach to painting and image construction. Opening on September 6, 2015, the exhibition reveals the relationship between contemporary practice and more conventional approaches to figurative painting. Practicing a more traditional category of painting, Mu’s figures mediate his relationship with the world through a sense of the real and illusory.

Highly technical compositions with impressionistic elements, the paintings depict entrancing subjects in …