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b. 1987, China

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.

Zhong Wei Featured Artworks

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Yellow Ego by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong WeiYellow Ego, 2019Acrylic on canvas
155 x 200 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Hills by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong WeiHills, 2019Acrylic on canvas
120 x 180 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Cover 20201213 by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Zhong WeiCover 20201213, 2020Acrylic and silkscreen on paper
23 x 31 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Cover 20210202 by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Zhong WeiCover 20210202, 2021Acrylic and silkscreen on paper
23 x 30.1 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Cover 20210407 by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong WeiCover 20210407, 2021Acrylic and archival pigment print on canvas
100 x 100 cm
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de Sarthe
Thursday by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong WeiThursday, 2021Acrylic and archival pigment print on canvas
160 x 270 cm
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de Sarthe
For the Moment by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong WeiFor the Moment, 2021Acrylic on canvas
200 x 200 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Edge 2021413 by Zhong Wei contemporary artwork painting
Zhong WeiEdge 2021413, 2021Acrylic on canvas
200 x 200 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery

Zhong Wei Recent Exhibitions

Zhong Wei Represented By

de Sarthe contemporary art gallery in de Sarthe, Hong Kong de Sarthe Beijing, Hong Kong
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