One of China’s rising stars in a new breed of artists investigating the tensions between capitalism and socialism, poverty and rampant economic growth, Liu Wei is no friend to boundaries.
His work spans all disciplines and mediums, from rawhide models of cities and human sized feces to minimalist canvases. Meditation No. 7, 2011 is one such example. The painting’s horizontal stripes recall an abstract landscape, the orientation facing in direct opposition to Chinese urbanity’s rampant skyward growth. (sugarhigh)