photography – Li Wei

May 29, 2008

Li Wei
Writing by Josef Lee on 12 May 2008 4:37 AM
Li Wei

Li Wei (李 日韦) was born in 1970 in Hubei, China. Based in Beijing, the Chinese artist’s work is a mixture of performance art and photography that creates illusions of a sometimes dangerous reality.

Li Wei started off his performing series with ‘Mirroring’ and later on took off attention with his ‘Falls’ series which shows the artist with his head and chest embedded into the ground. Li Wei states that these images are not computer montages and works with the help of props such as mirror, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics.

“My work and artistic experience are characterised by a unique specificity and particularity. My artistic language is universal and deals with themes about contemporary politics and society using symbols understood by everyone in every part of the world. I am fascinated by the unstable and dangerous sides of art and I hope my works reflect these aspects.” says the 37-year-old artist.

Besides creating photo-art, Li Wei also do installations. Check out some videos of his works to see how he did his art. Read more in this report by the Daily Mail.

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