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Artist Biography

 

Wei Rong (b. 1963, Beijing, China) graduated from the painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1987. Between 1987 and 1999, she taught at the Preparatory School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1999, Wei left the college and became a professional artist.

 

In Wei's works, civilian characters and traditional literati are the two major subjects that she paints frequently. She believes these ‘insignificant figures’ are the primary context for the inheritance of ancient civilizations. In Wei's recent works, she merged the old photographs with the images of modern-day society, showcasing a more complicated scene than her former photorealism series. Wei explained: “In this series, I have employed the idea of photorealistic expressionism, and combined it with classic oil painting techniques to from a realistic imagery.”

 

Feminism is a recurring theme in Wei's works. Regardless of the images of the women in the paintings, their social status was re-examined by a modern woman, and reinterpreted through her unique imagery process techniques.

 

Wei Rong is one of the pioneers of Chinese contemporary art. Her photorealistic painting techniques have been remarkable. The themes of her oil paintings are mostly in relevant to people’ daily life at different eras; those photographic oil paintings have evoked our endless historical memories, likewise in return, the past has been “reproduced” on the canvas.  

 

Selected exhibitions:

 

1988   

Wei Rong Solo Exhibition, French Embassy Cultural Centre in China

 

1998   

“ Wei Rong Exhibition ” Ming Jing Di Gallery, Beijing

 

1999   

Asian Art Fair, New York, U.S.A

 

2000   

Asian Art Fair, New York, U.S.A

Peabody Museum, Massachusetts, U.S.A

 

2001   

Asian Art Fair, New York, U.S.A

 

2002   

Asian Art Fair, New York, U.S.A

 

2002     

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Collection of Belgian Ullens Couple, the Palace Museum, Beijing

 

2003   

Asian Art Fair, New York, U.S.A

 

2007   

Arts and Collections, Poly Art Museum, Beijing

 

2007   

Poly Art Museum, Beijing

 

2008   

Attend Hong Kong International Art Fair

 

2010   

Attend TEFAF

 

2011   

Attend the First ART STAGE SINGAPORE

 

2016   

Poly Art Museum, Beijing

 

2016     

Observe·Gaze - Li Chen & Wei Rong’s Joint Exhibition, Permanence Gallery, 798 Art Zone and The Education Display of Central Academy of Fine Arts

 

2017     

Story of Two Places - Wei Rong & Li Chen Oil Painting Exhibition, Cawah Art Gallery, Hong Kong

 Haze  Oil on Canvas  100cm(H) x 100cm(W)  2017
       
     

Haze

Oil on Canvas

100cm(H) x 100cm(W)

2017

 Sunset  Oil on Canvas  100cm(H) x 100cm(W)  2017
       
     

Sunset

Oil on Canvas

100cm(H) x 100cm(W)

2017