Wei Ligang's active explorations in Chinese calligraphy and painting, drawing upon a long history of Chinese arts and culture, places him at the forefront of contemporary ink painting. Simultaneously trained in Mathematics and calligraphy, Wei creates a cohesive amalgamation of the two, approaching calligraphy with an intellectual rigour that results in conceptual depth in his compositions and experimentations with mixed media. His abstract form of calligraphy deconstructs and re-forms the characters while maintaining a deep traditional root. Elegant black lines peregrinate fluidly on a brilliant gold foreground, displaying the impulsive gestures of abstract expression and at the same time preserving the archaic grid system of Chinese writing in a pictorial form. The bold application of colour, rarely used in traditional Chinese calligraphy, provides a stark contrast against the ink, representing the artist’s unconventional style and take on the incorporation of new media.