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YANLEI | NEW COLOR WHEELS EXHIBITION

Exhibition: 27 November 2016 to 31 March 2017

Opening: 16.00 27th November 2016 Sunday

Gallery @ Temple东景缘, 23 Songzhuyuan Shatan Beijie, Dongcheng District, Beijing




Yan Lei, in collaboration with TAN, a renowned brand for hand-woven art carpets manufacturing, presents his new limited editions of dizzy “New Color Wheels”. These vibrant and brilliant concentric circles create a vertiginous and hallucinating visual effect. Colors are either in logic sequence or in a random mix but always carefully orchestrated by the artist choosing from a textile palette of 1,200 colors.

The “New Color Wheels” are born out of the mind of a conceptual artist but came to life through the hands of exceptionally gifted female artisans from Kathmandu using the finest wool coming from the Tibetan plateau and the best Chinese silk.


Yan Lei has once said that the “Color Wheels” were to reveal dreams and illusions. However, the dedication of these Nepalese weaving women transform these optical effects into beautiful reality.