Qu Leilei, born in 1951 in Hei Longjiang, founding member of the Stars Group. Now he is working and living in London.
Stars Group is the first ever contemporary art movement to appear in China creating a new challenging artistic language. Regarded as one of China’s leading contemporary artists, in recent years, he has created four major projects in form of a combination of paintings and installations: ‘The First Half of My Life’, ‘Here and Now – to Face a New Century’, ‘Everyone’s Life is an Epic’ and ‘Brush, Ink, Light, Shadow’. These have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including the Venice Biennale, the Beijing Biennale, the Ashmolean Museum, and the China National Art Gallery. His works – “Lei Feng” of “Empires” Series and “Journey” of “Facing The Future” Series are collected by The British Museum in 2015. Qu’s works comprise a blend of classical Chinese and Western forms, searching and creating the modern languages of oriental painting.