Zhang Wei 張偉, born in Guangzhou China in 1964, he graduated from the High School of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, then he has his BFA from the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He has his MFA degreed from the oil painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2000, and became an associate professor of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2002. Since 2019, he has been the vice president of the secondary school of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.
Wei mainly practices oil painting and water color painting through his career, his is the one of representative contemporary painters of documentary-painting since 1990s in China. He documented ordinary people, such as students in his working school, friends, families, workers, peasantries, as well as ordinary landscape, still life etc. His painting express the nowness of the ear of our life, the present view of contemporary world .
His works have been collected by the Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Lausanne Olympic Museum, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Museum, the Lingnan Painting School Memorial of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, the Guangdong Academy of Fine Arts, the Pearl River Museum, the Gu Yuan Museum, and the Jing Yuan Museum.
Back to the Road of Object — Zhang Wei’s View of Youth and Practice in Oil Painting | By Xiaoyan Yang | December 1, 2008
When We Were Young — Imagination of Youth in Zhang Wei’s Work | By Xiaoyan Yang | March 25, 2010
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Our future is not just a dream | oil on canvas | 200cm × 180cm | 2003
Study hard, improve every day | oil on canvas | 200cm × 200cm | 2004
Moments In Love No.2 | oil on canvas | 130cm × 150cm | 2005
Record the youth No.28 | oil on canvas | 200cm × 170cm | 2009
Dreamy season| oil on canvas | 200cm × 340cm | 2010
Dreamy season (detail)| oil on canvas | 200cm × 340cm | 2010
In March | oil on canvas | 250cm × 450cm | 2012
In March (detail)| oil on canvas | 250cm × 450cm | 2012
We are together | oil on canvas | 250cm × 900cm | 2012
We are together (detail)| oil on canvas | 250cm × 900cm | 2012
The last lesson | oil on canvas | 200cm × 510cm | 2010
The last lesson (detail)| oil on canvas | 200cm × 510cm | 2010
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