Faye Wei Wei at Galerie Kandlhofer

If you sat for long enough you could see a flower bloom

Faye Wei Wei

Galerie Kandlhofer

March 6 - April 18

Working on a large scale, Faye Wei Wei (*1994 London, UK) conceives of the painting process as an intimate choreography between actual and pictorial space. Often revolving around spiritual iconography and classical myth, love rituals and the theatricality of gender, her works sometimes suggest the themes of particular mythic narratives, and at other moments seem to depart into a more ambiguous, interior space of incongruity and uncertainty.

In 2016, on graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art, Faye Wei Wei was awarded the Cass Art Painting Prize for final-year students.

Selected exhibitions: I’ve Always Been a Weeper at the Cinema, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2019); Frail Silver of the Climbing Stars, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong, HK (a neon piece commissioned by the British Council Hong Kong, in collaboration with Phillips Auction) (2019); Sweet Bitter, Valentine, SADE, Los Angeles, USA (2018); Faye Wei Wei, Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK (2017).

Installation view: If You Sat For Long Enough You Could See A Flower Bloom, 2020
Installation view: If You Sat For Long Enough You Could See A Flower Bloom, 2020
Desert Flower (Lasso Boy), 2019 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
Desert Flower (Lasso Boy), 2019 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
If You Sat for Long Enough You Could See A Flower Bloom, 2020 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
If You Sat for Long Enough You Could See A Flower Bloom, 2020 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
The Last Coffee Shop At The End of The World, 2020 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
The Last Coffee Shop At The End of The World, 2020 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
Sonnet for A Winter Flower, 2020 Oil on linen 107 x 91 cm 42 1/8 x 35 7/8 in
Sonnet for A Winter Flower, 2020 Oil on linen 107 x 91 cm 42 1/8 x 35 7/8 in
Across The Meadow, A Pause of Stars (For Ana Mendieta), 2020 Oil on linen 25 x 21,5 cm 8 1/4 x 9 7/8 in
Across The Meadow, A Pause of Stars (For Ana Mendieta), 2020 Oil on linen 25 x 21,5 cm 8 1/4 x 9 7/8 in
Silver Shiner, 2020 Oil on linen 25 x 21 cm 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
Silver Shiner, 2020 Oil on linen 25 x 21 cm 9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
A Birthday Party for Inna, 2019 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in
A Birthday Party for Inna, 2019 Oil on canvas 183 x 137 cm 72 1/8 x 54 in