Since receiving his Master’s Degree from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Lei Ieng Wai has taken up the task of “depicting” space. His early works created space through rays of light in a darkened atmosphere, often trapping the viewer within. In recent years, the artist has perhaps been subconsciously influenced by the unique shape of his studio. His recent works break the space of the past with cold abstract methods to create vast openness that roams between two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. This is perhaps a new outlet for painting.
Lei Ieng Wai(b. 1986 in Macau, China) completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He has held numbers of exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, Portugal, Taiwan and across China include: “Young Art Taipei” (Taipei, 2016), “Transcend – Works by Sylvie Lei and Lai Sio Kit” (Macau, 2015), “Light – Lei Ieng Wai Solo Exhibition” (Macau, 2014), “FEBRE – Contemporary Art Exhibition” (Portugal, 2014). The artist currently lives and works in Macau.