Liang Wei at "About the Worlds We Know", OCAT Xi'an

Artist:Li Ming, Wang Fenghua, Liang Wei, Sun Yanchu
November 3, 2018 -- February 3, 2019



Liang Wei, Before Itself , 2017, acrylic on canvas, ink,  water-soluble marker pen, 150 x 90 cm, courtesy the artist and Magician Space.

Notes to Editors

Liang Wei is a painter and video artist based in Beijing. She graduated from L’Art Plastiques Universite Des Sciences Humanines De Strasbourg, France in 1999. Using oil, acrylic, and water based colors, Liang Wei has created a body of work that is varied in form, method, and content – but nonetheless retains a coherent and rigorous personal voice throughout. Through the controlled chaos of her paintings, they convey the contrast between our inner selves and the outer world when our thoughts and feelings merge with and become altered by our surroundings – of social mores, regulations, commercialism, and urban development. The wide variation of formal sensibilities between her works is a reflection of the extensive source of images that she uses as their starting points. Whereas Liang Wei’s previous work primarily used the accumulated detritus of contemporary society, this has expanded in recent years to people, faces, landscapes, architecture, machines, as well as references to past works by the old masters. Her work has been shown in “Before Itself”, Magician Space, Beijing; “.com/.cn”, K11 Art Foundation, MoMA PS1, Hong Kong, Shanghai; “The Garden of Diversion”, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; “Place of Residence-with Artists from Brazil and China”, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai; “Moving Image In China 1988–2011”, MinSheng Art Museum, Shanghai; “City Net Asia 2007”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; The 12th Kolkata Film Festival; “China Power Station”, Battersea Power Station, London.