Currently lives and works in Beijing, Li Wei received his BA from the Sculpture department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2007.Read More
Li adopts a hyperrealistic style in his sculptures, focusing on conveying the emotions of the figures. His works take various forms and through sculptures with strong and direct visual impact, Li Wei communicates his vision of the relation between individual and society. The objective and clinical themes in Li's works reveal his doubts in human nature, and of humanity's cruelty and ignorance.
Li's works have been exhibited internationally including the Today Art Museum but also in many essential places of contemporary art in China. Li Wei also participated in HUGO BOSS ART ASIA Prize, or to several international events such as China 8 in Germany.
Text courtesy A2Z Art Gallery.
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