Zhong Wei

Zhong Wei (b. 1987 in Beijing, China) reflects on the way that social media has changed our experience of the world -- like how scrolling through Instagram or WeChat might bring together combinations of images we could never imagine. Zhong pairs the frenetic visuals of internet culture with textural elements reminiscent of classical Buddhist paintings in an exercise he refers to as "coupling." His technical skill is undeniable; his large, right canvases draw the viewer in and invite them to get closer in search of familiar characters and imagery. Just as we experience the digital world through a variety of channels, Zhong produces works across mediums. In paintings, installations, animations, and even video games, Zhong considers the resounding influence of the evolving digital realm.

 

Learn more about Zhong Wei's artwork in Episode 3 of On-Site Notes

 

de Sarthe past exhibitions:

省電模式[■□□□]· phone died, 15 May - 3 July, 2021

易变 ░ 耦态°∶Nёメㄒ 乚ěVéし, 28 September - 16 November, 2019

 

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Zhong Wei, A Wednesday, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 175 x 245 cm.

Zhong Wei, Thursday, 2021, Acrylic and ultraviolet print on canvas , 160 x 270 cm.

Zhong Wei, For the Moment, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 240 cm.

Zhong Wei, Dragonet, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 92 x 139 cm.

Zhong Wei, Cold Boot, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 195 x 310 cm.

Zhong Wei, Thank You : ), 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Resistance to Drugs, 2020,.Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Coupling Flesh and Purple, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Yellow Ego, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, 002` thing-in-itself, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, One Screen of Distressed, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Artificiality, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Big Beast, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Black Eyes, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Hormone, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Heap, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 155 x 200 cm.

Zhong Wei, Hills, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 180 cm.

Zhong Wei, Yellow Opportunity, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm.

Zhong Wei, Floatation, 2019. Acrylic and archival pigment print on canvas, 120 x 90 cm.

Zhong Wei, Cracked Blue, 2019. Acrylic and archival pigment print on canvas, 90 x 120 cm.