Wang Wei 王衛

Chinese, b. 1972

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Wang Wei 王衛

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Chinese, b. 1972

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Wang Wei, who was trained in fresco painting, is known for his uncanny ability to recreate iconic spaces and realize architectural disruptions. Wang was a core member of the Post-sense Sensibility group in the 1990s, where he began to experiment with altering spatial experiences. His recreations are meant to be psychological as well as physical experiences. Wang’s practice looks at construction and labor as a socially and historically significant acts. Some of his most famous works include Historic Residence (2009), in which Wang reconstructed a portion of the private bathroom of Mao Zedong and his wife, but sized to the gallery’s proportions and maintaining the relative scale of the furniture.

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Biography

Wang Wei, who was trained in fresco painting, is known for his uncanny ability to recreate iconic spaces and realize architectural disruptions. Wang was a core member of the Post-sense Sensibility group in the 1990s, where he began to experiment with altering spatial experiences. His recreations are meant to be psychological as well as physical experiences. Wang’s practice looks at construction and labor as a socially and historically significant acts. Some of his most famous works include Historic Residence (2009), in which Wang reconstructed a portion of the private bathroom of Mao Zedong and his wife, but sized to the gallery’s proportions and maintaining the relative scale of the furniture.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Shanghai Biennale, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Wang Wei 王衛
From the Beijing Zoo to a Hong Kong Gallery: Wang Wei’s Dioramic Landscape Paintings Consider Life in Captivity
Mar 12th, 2015
From the Beijing Zoo to a Hong Kong Gallery: Wang Wei’s Dioramic Landscape Paintings Consider Life in Captivity
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