Vitality - 不为 in the studio
Buwei is a contemporary painter and printmaker who born in China in 1996 and based in NYC. He received his BFA from the China Academy of Art in 2019 and his MFA from the Pratt Institute in 2021. He has participated in many exhibitions in both China and the United States, and his works have been collected by collectors from different countries.
Buwei in the studio
I am intimately engaged with all the subjects of my paintings. I use drawing- in the moment and from observation- to capture the energy and vitality of my encounters with my partner, my cat, and our shared environment. A sense of touch, intimacy, and closeness are crucial to my practice as I translate the drawings into paintings. The considerations of the painting- the fine balance between spontaneity and control, vitality, velocity, emphasis, rhythm, etc.- become means of creating a sense of proximity and immersion.