Poster of Zhu Wei's Exhibition 2014 – 2015

Organized by the Art Museum of the Nanjing University of the Arts, Zhu Wei’s solo exhibition is held at the museum from December 24, 2014 through to January 15, 2015. This exhibition features his Chinese paintings of ink and wash, prints and literature, especially his new exploration in the ink abstraction – Christmas Eve.

Zhu Wei is the world’s most renowned contemporary Chinese ink painter and the art form’s most important explorer. He is also among the very first group of distinguished contemporary Chinese artists recognized by the international art audience in the nineties of the 20th century. Zhu Wei made his first appearance in international exhibition in 1993, and has put on more than 200 exhibitions worldwide ever since. More than twenty different editions of special anthologies of his works and reviews have been published. His ink and wash works have been collected by more than 30 domestic and foreign museums.

Zhu Wei was born in Beijing in 1966, as early as 1993 his Chinese ink paintings appeared in major international exhibitions, he was also among the very first group of distinguished contemporary Chinese artists recognized by the international art audience in the 1990s. Zhu Wei was the first artist to adopt meticulous (Gong-bi) ink painting language into Chinese Contemporary art scene, when many Chinese new artists were working on “political pop” and “ironic realism” with the use of oil painting, Zhu was exploring the possibility to reflecting contemporary Chinese political and social life with traditional meticulous ink and wash. His motifs differentiated his art from the traditional meticulous ink paintings, but the techniques Zhu employed, such as coloring, outlining, blending and so on, this still remains the fundamental characteristic. The dramatic contrast between traditional art language and contemporary political social motifs makes his art irresistibly appealing.

About the exhibition

Duration: 24 December 2014 – 15 January 2015

Venue: The Art Museum of the Nanjing University of the Arts

Courtesy of the artist and the Art Museum of the Nanjing University of the Arts, for further information please visit www.nuamuseum.com/en.

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