The inspiration for Chen Wei’s photographs nestles somewhere between the vanities of the Flemish masters and Joseph Beuys, but also in his nostalgic childhood memories. His classical style still lives plunge us into the heart of a disturbing and poetic universe where time seems to stand still.
Chen Wei was born in 1980 in Zhejiang Province. New revelation of Chinese photography, his photographs have been exhibited at the Biennale in Poznan (2008), Guangdong Photo Biennial (2009), Seoul Photo Festival (2009) and ON/OFF, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2012 ). He was awarded the «Asia-Pacific photography award» in 2011.
Chen Wei : Still Lives
Text : Iona Whittaker
Format : 11,5x16,5cm