Guo Wei


The oil paintings of Chinese artist Guo Wei serve as a quiet meditation on the minor details of life. The paintings often portray the artist’s daughter and friends and are rendered in a limited or even monochromatic palette, which aids in the placid imagery of his subjects. The imagery is also manipulated and distorted in unpredictable ways that further increases the physiological implications found in the paintings. Wei is a graduate of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, and he is known internationally for being a leading member in the Sichuan School in Chengdu, China. The artist is represented by Goedhuis Contemporary in New York and has exhibited with the Courtyard Gallery in Beijing. Wei often exhibits work with his brother Guo Jin; both artists were featured in an article in Art in America in June 2003.