Peng Wei: Woven Clouds
September 19 - October 2, 2007

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 6 - 8:30 pm
Plum Blossoms Gallery Hong Kong


For her first solo show in Hong Kong in three years, the Beijing-based painter Peng Wei will be exhibiting a stunning new series of traditional Chinese robe paintings on paper and silk. As one of the younger generation of Chinese contemporary artists who have taken a decidedly modern approach to the use of classical techniques, Peng Wei¡¦s work displays a profound knowledge of the Chinese ink painting tradition, which she insists is still alive and constantly changing. While Chinese robes may have become remnants of a bygone era, they appear in Peng Wei¡¦s paintings charged with fresh narratives and contexts ¡V an indication of the artist¡¦s self confessed fascination with the ¡¥lost and beautiful¡¦ items of the past.

Born in 1974 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Peng Wei graduated from Nankai University with a BA in Fine Art in 1997, later earning an MPhil in Aesthetics in 2000. Between 2000 and 2006 she was editor for Yishu magazine in Beijing. Her works have been shown across the world and are admired by local and international collectors alike.

Peng Wei 's Biography

Works on view



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