Chen Wei “Fresh Dewdrop”

Ota Fine Arts

poster for Chen Wei “Fresh Dewdrop”

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Titled “Fresh Dewdrop,” this is the second show by the artist at this gallery. Utilizing different motifs from his previous exhibition there, Chen turns beauty into forms which he has discovered during his observation of Chinese society and the people living as part of it. His work that share its title with the exhibition shows a scene where a tiles is missing from an old sidewalk. Orange colored paint falls by accident into the shape of the missing tile, appearing like a ray of light or an entrance into a black hole. In addition, this exhibition showcases sculptural works featuring LED boards in addition to photographs. Waves of light appear on the screen with varying brightness: sometimes weak lights create gradations for a while, while at other times strong lights appear as if to brighten the whole room. This rhythmical change reflects Chen’s high sensitivity for music, and also gives viewers the sense that they resemble the heartbeats of a living being.

Based in Beijing, Chen has been developing new photographic expressions as a leading figure from the new generation of artists in China. His works have been well-received globally, characterized by still life painting-like compositions, dazzling lights and allegorical narratives within. His recent solo exhibitions include “The Club,” Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017), and “Chen Wei: In the Waves,” Chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai (2015).



from September 16, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Closed on Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays.


Chen Wei



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