Liu Wei: 6 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Liu Wei (2015) by Liu WeiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

'Liu Wei was born in Beijing in 1972 and trained as a painter at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in the 1990s.'

Purple Air 2014 No.3 (detail) (2014) by Liu WeiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

'Incised sheet metal, hastily welded barriers and frames, a maze of taut-canvas shapes, a seamless wall of LCD screens showing only gradient hues, a warren of precisely jagged mirrored surfaces, vast piles of books sawed to look like stone, and of course, monumental paintings that originated as digital compositions and were completed by many toiling hands: This is Liu Wei's aesthetic universe, both of, and slightly removed from, this particular time and place.'

Crucifixtion (2014) by Liu WeiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

'Though a component of many of his pieces, sheet metal has only recently become a primary medium and thematic subject for Liu Wei.'

Untitled series (2014) by Liu WeiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

'Liu Wei's "Purple Air," along with several later series, is designed by the artist digitally, then later realized in oil by a team of laborers.'

Liu Wei: Colors (2014) by Liu WeiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

'In this constellation of new works, specially organized for this Great Hall, you will see the key ideas that Liu Wei's art has explored over the past fifteen years distilled to a radical purity.'

Puzzle (2014) by Liu WeiUCCA Center for Contemporary Art

'If you already know Liu Wei's art, you might discover in this landscape both a summary of his work to date and a blueprint of where he might be headed.'

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