Zhong Wei Biography

Zhong Wei was born in Beijing, China in 1987. His work takes form in immersive installations and canvases that speak to China's vibrant but chaotic internet-based visual language. Having compiled a massive database of memes and imagery found online, Zhong uses these ubiquitous images as raw materials for his works. While certain icons in his artworks are widely recognized, they now exist as memorabilia from a specific time in our browser history. Using his computer, he arranges these materials in countless arrays and variations, building digital sketches before he creates his work on canvas. Much of his early inspiration is drawn from traditional religious art, which is referenced in the innumerable folds seen within many of his works. To Zhong, the complex shapes conceived from these folds reflect the structure of humanity and culture. Building on this notion, his works comment on the development of civilization by illustrating the shapes and textures of man-made objects.

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Two People in the Blue of the Sky by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei Two People in the Blue of the Sky, 2023 Acrylic on canvas
190 x 280 cm
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Hello World 20230730 by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting, print
Zhong Wei Hello World 20230730, 2023 Acrylic and archival pigment print on canvas
120 x 90 cm
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A Person In a Vehicle by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei A Person In a Vehicle, 2023 Acrylic on canvas
200 x 230 cm
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Two People Face-to-Face by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei Two People Face-to-Face, 2023 Acrylic on canvas
210 x 355 cm
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A Person in the Calligraphic Form of 'Xiäng' by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei A Person in the Calligraphic Form of 'Xiäng', 2023 Acrylic on canvas
110 x 90 cm
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A Person in the Calligraphic Form of 'Shi' by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei A Person in the Calligraphic Form of 'Shi', 2023 Acrylic on canvas
110 x 90 cm
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A Person in the Calligraphic Form of 'Shên' by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei A Person in the Calligraphic Form of 'Shên', 2023 Acrylic on canvas
110 x 90 cm
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Big Eyes by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong Wei Big Eyes, 2019 Acrylic on the canvas
116 x 90 cm
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