HU WEIQI

Hu Weiqi (胡卫齐), born 1987 in Yiyang, Hunan Province, graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2015 and now lives and works in Guangzhou. Hu Weiqi’s works of oil painting present the complexity of China’s social environment, politically and culturally, by drawing special attention to the effects of its rapidly transitioning society. Using two bold colors, to symbolize the inner conflicts experienced by the younger generation, Hu depicts the in-between position of a generation puzzled by the constant changes in their environment.

A superficial glance at Hu Weiqi’s planes of solid red or blue might remind a viewer of the Color Field paintings from abstract expressionism, yet a closer look reveals meticulously rendered human figures and fragments of human bodies that the artist scrupulously depicts on eggshells crashed against his canvas. For his expressive and allegorical visual language, soon after completing his Master’s program in Oil Painting in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Hu Weiqi was recognized as one of the 100 most promising young artist across China by the Art Nova 100 project in 2016.

Hu Weiqi (胡卫齐), born 1987 in Yiyang, Hunan Province, graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2015 and now lives and works in Guangzhou. Hu Weiqi’s works of oil painting present the complexity of China’s social environment, politically and culturally, by drawing special attention to the effects of its rapidly transitioning society. Using two bold colors, to symbolize the inner conflicts experienced by the younger generation, Hu depicts the in-between position of a generation puzzled by the constant changes in their environment.

A superficial glance at Hu Weiqi’s planes of solid red or blue might remind a viewer of the Color Field paintings from abstract expressionism, yet a closer look reveals meticulously rendered human figures and fragments of human bodies that the artist scrupulously depicts on eggshells crashed against his canvas. For his expressive and allegorical visual language, soon after completing his Master’s program in Oil Painting in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Hu Weiqi was recognized as one of the 100 most promising young artist across China by the Art Nova 100 project in 2016.