S|2 Hong Kong is delighted to present Crossroads: Wei Dong, a selling exhibition charting the artist’s creative journey over the past two decades. In addition to choice selections from his much celebrated, subversive oeuvre, the exhibition showcases new ink and color landscape paintings that mark the beginning of an important new era for the painter.
Born in Inner Mongolia in 1968, Wei Dong has lived between Beijing and New York for the past twenty years. The painter’s astonishing technical virtuosity is evident in both his acrylic and ink works, and his trademark conflation of the classical and the modern, both Chinese and Western, conjures up surreal, biting commentaries on the desire-driven modern psyche.
In the brand new ink landscapes, Wei Dong departs from his signature lurid polemics to achieve a subtler, yet equally emotionally potent, aesthetic. Humble yet magnificent Ming and Qing-inspired backdrops are graced by quiet, contemplative presences. The restless artist has returned home – literally and figuratively – to his birthplace, to the roots of his artistic training, and to a reconciliation of his deepest conflicts and desires.
SELLING EXHIBITION IN HONG KONG
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