Liu Wei 刘炜, ‘Untitled No. 6 “Flower” 花儿’, 2003, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

刘炜 花儿
Each leaf 9 5⁄8 × 6 1⁄2 in. (24.5 × 16.5 cm)

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013-14

Lent by a private collection, New York

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