About the artist
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 of Suzhou University, Wang has been featured in multiple exhibitions and won several awards for her brush paintings.