Hong Lei

b. 1960, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

One of the leading artists in the era of China’s New Photography movement in the 1990s, Hong Lei’s photography is inspired by his early art experience and learning from traditional Chinese paintings. The feeling of nostalgia pervades Hong Lei’s works. A self-described literati, Hong Lei mourns the rapid loss of traditional Chinese culture and history through conceptual painting, installation, and photography-based work.

Hong currently lives in Changzhou