new works by li wei
 
new works by li wei
dec 31, 2011

new works by li wei

artist li wei flying in a puff of jetsmoke all images © li wei

chinese artist li wei has continued fusing performance art and photography to create works that comment on religion, love and the swiss landscape. all of the images are real, since wei uses very minimal post-production manipulation. scaffolding and wires hold the models in place while mirrors help with the optical illusions. instead of staying behind the lens, wei is often found in his photographs, usually in a gravity defying pose. in his latest series, the artist juxtaposes some of his figures with flying helicopters and speeding trains in an interesting conflation of time, space, and human capability, even as other photographs feature a buddha standing upright on water (thanks to a surfboard) or propelling skyward in a haze of colourful jetsmoke.

new works by li wei balancing on a large fork stabbed into the floor of a lake

new works by li wei ‘buddha 2011.08.28’, st. moritz switzerland, edition 6 

new works by li wei ‘st. moritz’, st. moritz switzerland, edition 6  

new works by li wei ‘fly together’, st. moritz, switzerland, edition 6   126 x 192 cm

new works by li wei ‘CRH’, beijing, edition 6 89 x 518 cm

new works by li wei ‘meet on a bridge of magpies’, beijing, edition 6 155 x 232.5 cm

new works by li wei ‘love 2011.01.01’ beijing, edition 6 126 x 192 cm

new works by li wei ‘loss of impulse’, beijing, edition 6 126 x 192 cm

new works by li wei ‘magic legs’, beijing, edition 6 155 x 155 cm

new works by li wei (right) ‘love 2011.05.08’, beijing, edition 6, 126 x 192 cm (left) ‘leaves 1’, beijing, edition 6, 155 x 232.5 cm 

new works by li wei (right) ‘parallax’, beiging, edition 6., 126 x 192 cm (left) ‘2011.07.06’, beijing, edition 6, 126 x 192 cm

new works by li wei ‘v-space – st. moritz’, st. moritz, switzerland, edition 6   126 x 192 cm

new works by li wei ‘love 2011.05.31’, beijing, edition 6 126 x 192 cm

  • They must have great strength and balance to be able to pull those stunts off.

    fan
  • Sorry, I am suprise from him, the special effect very unprofessional and unnatural. the shadow effect is not right and many others.

    NuNu

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