Ming Lei is a traditional Chinese calligraphy artist living in Melbourne, focusing on animal motifs of the Chinese zodiac and abstract calligraphy. He is the founder of Vicsunny Living Artistic Centre, China Laozi Institute of Australia, Australian International Writing Arts Institute and chairman of the Australian Chinese Traditional Culture Industry Development Association.
Ming has been practising calligraphy since youth and during lockdown he has focused his artistic practice on a series which combines characteristics of Chinese and Western zodiacs with original hand-written poems. Ming has combined the figurative aspects of animal characteristics into the abstract traditional Chinese calligraphy, bring to life the characters each with unique personality. His work is full of optimism and hopes for the future, and is loved by many. Ming's works have been collected by many art lovers and collectors across China, Australia, Germany and the US. The series has received unique copyright in China.
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