Auspicious Sign

Wu Wei

Auspicious Sign, 2020

Paper on canvas

150x150

Gallery

Tang Contemporary Art

China

Price: 33,600 USD

About The Work

The paper collage works by Wu Wei (b. 1981, China) present a furry texture, the growth of fur and the undulation and shapes of animal-like bodies. The beastly pattern mimicking godly creature probes into the interchangeable qualities of civilization and barbarism.

About Wu Wei

b.1981, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China In 2012, Wu Wei graduated from the Experimental Art Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degree and now lives in Beijing. Wu's works are full of sensual desires, involving topics of civilization, barbarism, and mythology, looking for new feelings and possibilities in materials and space. The artist cuts and restructures paper, presenting furry textures. The ‘beastly pattern’ and certain kind of ‘godly creature’ with a vivid colour appears in parts, or interchangeable forms, and presents new meaning with the pure, abstract formal elements. The artist contemplates and investigates into the contemporary culture consistently, results in the symbolism in his works. He participated in international art residency in Vienna, Austria and Berlin, Germany. His works have been exhibited in Tang Contemporary Art (Beijing), The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture 2019, Ichihara Lakeside Museum (Japan), Whitebox Art Center (Beijing), Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (Philadelphia, U.S.A), Asian Library, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), XC. HuA Gallery (Berlin, Germany), Migrant Bird Space (Berlin, Germany), FLUC Art Space (Vienna, Austria) and many other art institutions; public collections include Minsheng Modern Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Whitebox Art Center, Today Art Museum, Being3 Art Foundation and other institutions. He won the 6th Anniversary Award for the New Artists Space Award in 2015, and won the 3rd New Star Art Festival Art Award in 2012.

Tang Contemporary Art

Tang Contemporary was established in 1997 in Bangkok, and now holds four exhibition spaces in Bangkok, Beijing and Hong Kong. Tang Contemporary is fully committed to producing new projects that promote Contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian art regionally and worldwide, and to encourage a dynamic exchange between Asian artists and those abroad. With their largest space in Beijing’s iconic 798 Art District, and as one of the most progressive and critically-driven exhibition spaces in China, the gallery strives to initiate dialogue between artists, curators, collectors and institutions working both locally and internationally.

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