ZHU Wei 朱伟

b.1966 in Beijing, Zhu Wei is the world’s most renowned contemporary Chinese ink painter and the art form’s most important explorer. 

 

 

Amongst the vast outstanding group of contemporary Chinese artists, Zhu Wei is one of the very few who chooses to use traditional ink painting technique to depict the social sceneries in modern days’ China. His ink paintings began to show up in large international exhibitions from 1993, and have since been featured in over 300 shows world-wide. More than thirty different albums of his paintings and retrospectives of his artworks have been published. 45 domestic and foreign museums have added his more than 70 artworks to their collections. He devotes himself to contemporize Chinese ink and color on paper, and make it become an important integral of world contemporary art.