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Wang Weiqi evokes the charm of traditional ink painting through tender portraits of dogs and cats. Forsaking black lines for meigu (boneless) ink wash technique, Wang uses the collision of colors and underlying paper tone to elegantly craft the personality of each animal. Drawing on the active nature of her materials, Wang's brush paintings flow against the negative space as if the ink were still suspended in water. While the fur is depicted as soft and gently flowing, the eyes of the animals are calmly piercing. Wang explains, “[I] use language with the charm of brush painting to construct a lively animal kingdom.” A graduate student from Suzhou University, Wang has been featured in multiple exhibtions and won several awards for her brush paintings.
Select Exhibitions/ Awards/ Publications
2013 New Wu Style and June Breeze – The Second Suzhou Art Works Exhibition
2013 New Wu Style, Traveling Exhibition at colleges and universities