He Rui, born in Hubei in 1988, now lives and works in Wuhan. His artistic practice spans performance, installation, image making, new media, and more. He is particularly adept at incorporating his observations of society and perceptions of emotional abuse in his works to create a sense of claustrophobia that triggers rumination upon realistic situations. Between 2013 and 2015, he focused on mixed-media art and installation, using objects such as computer keyboard as the artistic materials for his projects. In 2015 and 2016, he undertook a residency at K11 art village in Wuhan, and started to branch out into performance and image making. His works at that time predominantly narrated relationships between individuals as well as relationships between individuals and their families, reflecting the social situations where the individuals, as independent entities, were in. His 2017 works exceed their predecessors in their bluntness and degree of violence. They stay away from traditional art spaces, implanting private, intimate emotions into public spaces through the use of LED billboards and private residential properties.