Elexu Creative Live Fan Challenge winner is…..
For all those who are wondering what we are talking about, here it is!
Creative Live 3 finished with a bang on the 23rd of February 2013 at The Social, Oxford Circus. Check out the teaser video of our event of that night – http://blog.elexu.com/creative-live-promo-video/ To make the event more peppy and competitive, we decided to conduct a challenge for our artists, who were performing on that day. Participants who were set for the challenge were band Mercia, singer Alba, boy band The Ignition Boys, photographers Vincent Cui, Thomas Sergeant and Shure Yu!
The competition started a few weeks before our Creative Live Event and it was simple. All our artists had to do was bring in their supporters to the event and whoever brought in the largest number, bags an exciting prize! Now, isn’t that fun?!
It was a close competition considering the fan following our artists have but we can have just one winner! And our winner, Vincent Cui, walked away with an ‘’artsy’’ prize. Vincent is now a proud owner of a National Art Pass for a year! What more? He gets good discounts at major exhibitions, free entry to over 200 museums, galleries and historic houses and become a member of the Art Fund, who help museums and galleries all over the UK to buy great art! Now that’s what we call, being a ‘responsible artist’! Great going, Vincent!
Brief on our visual artist, Vincent Cui.
Born October 31, 1980 in Beijing, China, Vincent currently lives and works in London.
From a young age Vincent Cui has been interested in a variety of art forms. His first inspirations came from the deep rooted traditions of Chinese culture found in his home town of Beijing. In his early teens he learned to play guitar and in high school built his own rock band. Whilst exploring different media throughout his teens he has learnt sound engineering, mastered recording technology and joined this together with a passion for photography.
Gaining industry experience within the documentary department of BTV strengthened his knowledge and skills within Journalism, Directing and Editorial positions.
In 2006 he created his own photography business, opening his own studio and worked commercially for major magazines and brands. In 2009 he came to London to study MA Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion. After graduating, he started up Vincent Cui Studio in East London and has since showcased a proven ability to deliver outstanding photographic projects.
Vincent’s work showcased during Creative Live was the Green Smoke collection and a short film named ‘Sleepwalking’.