Z.Z. Wei | Solitude
Paintings, oil on canvas
Wei was born in 1957, in Beijing, China. He started painting at young
age during China’s Culture Revolution. Art and Painting were his
sanctuary from the turmoil of his school and family. He graduated from
Central Institute of Arts and Design in Beijing in 1984.
Wei came to the United States in 1989. The rural
landscape of America has transformed him as a person and an artist. It
represents the beginning of a fresh lifestyle and art. Wei unites his
art and life experiences in China with his perspectives inspired by
traveling the backroads of America, creating a rich and poetic oeuvre.
His original and unique interpretation of the landscapes captures the
characteristics and spirits of America that touch the hearts of a wide
range of audiences from different cultures and backgrounds.
Wei’s style and imagery are heavy with references to
Americana. However, they are abstractions of his views. Richly complex,
they are filled with humor and loneliness, peacefulness and pain. They
balance on the knife-edge of meaning, tempting those who choose to look
beyond the mundane to experience a unique and timeless look at life.