New Works by He Wei
Saisen Art, Shanghai
HE Wei 何伟
Saisen Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by He Wei on 7 November 2022. This will be the artist’s second solo show in Shanghai, featuring a series of recent paintings since his 2021 solo presentation at ShanghART M50.
In this new body of work, He Wei continues a fluid visual expression that he has developed in the last two years, while gradually releasing more emotional power. These watercolour-like images stem from his raw and genuine feelings for nature in everyday life, from the foggy morning, slow moving clouds, shimmering water in the sun, raindrops slipping on the glass window, moonlight bathing the ground through clouds, to the magnificent scenery of his hometown Xinjiang, where lakes merge with the sky and vast deserts with solitary smoke. These beautiful impressions, which have lingered in He Wei’s mind, are now reinterpreted on canvas through subtle colours, shapes and compositions.
About the Artist
He Wei was born in Xinjiang in 1980 and graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Oil Painting Department in 2005. He currently lives and works in Beijing. Recent exhibitions include: New Works by He Wei, Saisen Art, Shanghai (2022); He Wei Solo Exhibition, ShanghART M50, Shanghai (2021); Gemeinsam Fremd Sein, Q21 MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria (2021); A Composite Leviathan, Bridge Projects, Los Angeles (2020) & Luhring Augustine, New York, U.S.A. (2019); Dual Solo Exhibition of HE Wei & TANG Maohong, ShanghART Beijing (2019); He Wei: Primary Colour, C-Space, Beijing (2016); He Wei: Contradiction, Telescope, Beijing (2015); He Wei: Place Beyond Touch, Art Seasons, Beijing (2010); New Interface 3 – Searching the Future, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai (2007).
Installation view courtesy Saisen Art
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