Lawrence Lek


Artist biography

Lawrence Lek is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in China, like other celebrated artists such as Cui Xiuwen, Han Feng, Shen Xi, Huang Yan, and Chen Ruo Bing.


Lawrence Lek most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sadie Coles HQ | Kingly Street in London with the exhibition AIDOL爱道. The exhibition was open from 17 April 2019 until 17 May 2019. Lawrence Lek's work has also been exhibited during the Nøtel exhibition at arebyte Gallery in London, the United Kingdom (19 July 2018 - 01 August 2018).

Historical Context of China

For centuries, China has been among the most sophisticated and artistic cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. In the modern period, China has remained largely behind its own closed doors. An Imperial power with centuries old traditions until the beginning of the twentieth century, China was subsequently wracked by civil war as Chiang Kai Shek battled the forces of Mao Zedong for the control of this immense country, its people and resources.

Lawrence Lek