Liu Wei 刘炜, ‘Ag No. 5’, 2016, Lehmann Maupin
Liu Wei 刘炜, ‘Ag No. 5’, 2016, Lehmann Maupin
Liu Wei 刘炜, ‘Ag No. 5’, 2016, Lehmann Maupin
Liu Wei 刘炜, ‘Ag No. 5’, 2016, Lehmann Maupin

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About Liu Wei 刘炜

A multitalented member of the emerging generation of Chinese artists, Liu Wei has said he “[doesn’t] begin from a material or a technique […] I have an idea and then think about how to express it.” Working in a wide variety of media, Liu has progressed from witty cultural critiques, including “landscapes” composed of photographed buttocks and a sculpted six-foot turd studded with toy soldiers and electronic components, to evocative installation pieces that comment on urbanization and materialism in a rapidly changing China.

Chinese, b. 1972, based in Beijing, China