Vitality - 不为 in the studio
Hu Buwei
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.
Gesture No.7 2021 oil, charcoal on canvas 53x56in
By Hu Buwei
Gesture No.6 2020 oil, charcoal on canvas 44.6x39in 113x98.5cm
By Hu Buwei
Gesture No.2 2020 oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas 60.5x42in
By Hu Buwei
Gesture No.1 2020 oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas 64x35in
By Hu Buwei
Gesture No.3 2020 oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas 48x36in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.10 and Cat No.15
By Hu Buwei
Gesture No.6 and Gesture No.7
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.15 2021 oil on canvas 40X40in 101.6x101.6cm
By Hu Buwei
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By Hu Buwei
Gesture No.5 2020 oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas 55x43in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.8 2020 oil on canvas 30x48in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.10 2021 oil on canvas 40X40in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.14 2021 oil on canvas 20x18in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.12 2021 oil on canvas 20x16in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.2 2020 oil, acrylic on canvas 30x30in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.11 2021 oil on canvas
By Hu Buwei
untitled
By Hu Buwei
untitled 2020 ink, acrylic on paper 52x82in
By Hu Buwei
Abstract3 2021 ink on paper 24x54in
By Hu Buwei
Cat No.9 2020 oil on canvas 30x24in 76.2x61cm
By Hu Buwei
Buwei in the studio
Artist Statement
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.