Benjamin Sigg Collection - The Art of Collecting


Wang Lei

Knitting begin with the purpose of enriching the style of clothing, through out time, it has turned into a language of art. From Chinese K'o-ssu, brocade to tapestry, knitting turn daily product into art. Using this traditional skill but not the traditional material such as cotton, linen, wool or silk, neither did him display the piece as a painting in frame. He rub the finished product of literature into thread, then weave it into clothes. Some of the works can actually be worn. If the material did not display by the piece, the audiences can hardly guess it. The audience had gained a new way of viewing daily life, turning wasteland in to grassland; poor into rich; humble into noble; the mess of life has turned into a blooming flower.
Chinese Lady,2010,Toilet Paper, thread twisting and knitting,
Commissioned for the Benjamin Sigg Collection.

Wang Lei

1980 Born in Dancheng, Henan Province.
Lives and works in Beijing, Luoyang and Kaifeng, China
2003 B.A. Department of Fine Arts of the College of Fine Arts in Henan University, Henan, China
2010 M.F.A Department of Experimental Art in CAFA, Beijing, China

Solo exhibitions including “Trigrams,” The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2014; “Dancing soul on paper--Wang Lei's Art Exhibition,” International Financial Museum,Beijing/Chinese Museum of Funds,Suzhou, 2013; Group exhibitions including Art Central Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong, Art Basel Miami,2014. His work is in public and private collections including White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Australia; Austrian Museum of Paper-making, Steyrermühl, Austria; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; Nanjing Museum, Nanjing China.

Collector & Artists