Assassin

Nov 15, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015 Solo Exhibitions

Opening: Nov 15, 2014 16:00 Saturday
Artists: Fang Wei
Address: 2013 - 2016 @ Xianggang Lu (Now Closed)
Assassin marks Fang Wei’s first solo show in two years with a survey of ambitious large scale works on canvas as well as an array of works on paper and other objects that help to define his distinct oeuvre.
Taking the stealth character of the assassin as his departure point Fang weaves abstract narratives - inhabited by spirits, shadows, and fleeting glimpses - onto his multiple surfaces. In this exhibition we see two sets of recent works, one dominated by strange mythological narratives, and one in which a web becomes the central compositional device. The web is employed as both an abstract pictorial strategy as well as a way to entwine and restrain the central figure in a maze of interlocking visual laces. Fang’s ambiguous but evocative themes are always as equally as important as his development of a technique that is characterized by a tension between tight brushwork and its fluid appearances. From afar the works looks like watercolors but upon closer inspection the solidity of rigorously painted oils emerge.
Fang Wei studied and lived in Japan before returning to his native Shanghai in 2005. He has held solo shows at Shanghai Gallery of Art and participated in many group exhibitions. His work is in the DSL Collection and many private collections worldwide.
INSTALLATION VIEWS
ARTWORKS
  • Buddha Head | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 145 × 100 cm | 2014

  • Dream Eater | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 56 × 40 cm | 2014

  • He has been there for quite a while | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 100 × 80 cm | 2014

  • August 15th | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 300 cm | 2013

  • Lover and Flower | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 150 cm | 2014

  • The figure | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 100 × 80 cm | 2013

  • Landscape with People | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 120 × 80 cm | 2014

  • Heian Period | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 80 × 60 cm | 2011

  • You start to look for | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 300 cm | 2014

  • I saw you | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 55 × 40 cm | 2014

  • Mr.Zhang | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 125 × 170 cm | 2013

  • Returned from Sichuan | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 400 × 300 cm | 2013

  • A walking people | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 140 × 110 cm | 2013

  • Under the tree | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 200 × 300 cm | 2013

  • The gestur of sitting | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 380 × 250 cm | 2013

  • Assassin | Fang Wei

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 240 × 160 cm | 2013