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Wei ligang
上炉 - Hearth, 2012

Ink on Paper
96 x 180cm

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Closely connected to the Chinese Ink and Calligraphy movement since its excursions from the Mainland to global renown, Wei Ligang has been noted as one of the pioneers of abstraction in the field, melding Eastern and Western influence into a new generation of expressionism without eluding the tradition of its artistic past.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Born in Datong, Shanxi in 1964, Wei Ligang is known as one of the greatest ink masters of our time. Closely connected to the Chinese ink and calligraphy movement since its expansion from the mainland to the international sphere, the artist has been noted as one of the pioneers of abstraction in the field, melding Eastern and Western influence into a new generation of expressionism without eluding the tradition of its artistic past. In 1999, Wei Ligang was one of the organizers of the iconic Bashu Parade, the first exhibition of modern calligraphy held in Chengdu that notoriously launched a storm of criticism within traditional art circles and major intellectual controversies concerning Chinese calligraphy- a discussion that continues to the present day. Widely identified by his characteristic ‘Wei Squares’ or ‘Magic Blocks’, as they are sometimes called, the award-winning artist has exhibited the world over, with numerous global publications and collections to his name, including the Chinese National Museum of Art, The British Museum, and the Boston Museum of Art.
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  • +Exhibitions

    2013
    Essence of Contemporary Chinese Art by Alisan Fine Arts, Art Basel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

    2012
    The Way of Writing - Zendai Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall, Shanghai, China
    Natural Mind: 2012 Italy-China Art Biennale -Villa Reale, Milan

    2011
    Selected Asian Cultural Council Fellows: Then and Now, Works by Wei Ligang, Wei Qingji, Zhang Jianjun, Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong & Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong
    Expression of Chinses Contemporary Art - Today Art Museum, Beijing
    Tranquil Game - Gallery 49, Beijing

    2010
    New Ink Art, Alisan Fine Arts, ART HK 10, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hong Kong

    2009
    Hong Kong International Arts & Antiques Fair, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre, Hong Kong

    2008
    “Wei Ligang: The New Ink Painting” Goedhuis Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA (solo)2007“Oriental Totem: Wei Ligang Ink & Wash Exhibition”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (solo)2006Cooperative artist of “Cursive—Yin Mei's Modern Dance”, New York City University, NY, USA
    Modernity in Ink and Wash: Exhibition of Works by Artists of SongZhuang Ink and Wash Union,
    “Chinese Ink Painting during the Past 30 Years”, Nanjing, China
    “Long Menzhen Modern Calligraphy”, Luo Yang Art Museum, Henan, China
    “New Works by Wei Ligang”, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong (solo)
    “China in Ink & Wash: Exhibition of Wei Ligang's Works”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (solo)

    2005
    “Ink and Diffusion – International Arts Exhibition of Modern Calligraphy”, Seoul, South Korea
    China Academy of Arts, “Calligraphy is not Calligraphy- International Modern Calligraphy Exhibition”,
    “Crossing Boundaries: Works by Asian Cultural Council Fellows 2005”, Lee Garden, Hong Kong
    “The Act of Writing and Non-writing: The Open Space for Chinese Calligraphy. International Exhibition

    2004
    “Chinese Characters As a Resource”, Sydney, Australia
    “Chinese Characters: A Confusing Situation”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    “2 Ink Brushes, Chinese Calligraphy Bi-exhibition - Artist Commune, Hong Kong
    “On the Journey”, He Xiang Ning Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China (solo)

    2003
    “Migration in Space”, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China
    “International Contemporary Art of Ink”, Xi’an,China
    “New Experiences in Chinese Characters and Its Writing During the Past Twenty Years”, Artist Commune, Hong Kong

    2002
    “The Art of Calligraphy in Modern China”, British Museum, London, England
    Refuse Reticence - Ren Club, Beijing, China

    2001
    An Exhibition of Contemporary Behavioral and Decorative Art, “0℃ Project”, Beijing, China
    A Four Painters’ Exhibition, “The Dimensionality of Chinese Characters”, Beijing, China

    2000
    “The International Calligraphy Literature”, Taiwan Museum of Art, Taiwan
    Group exhibition of oriental abstract paintings, Creation Gallery, Beijing, China


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