Zhu Wei is one of China’s most recognisable contemporary artists during the post-Tiananmen period. Zhu pushed boundaries through the creation of large-scale woodblocks that suit the imposing scale and expansive nature of his art. As much as his art is “the product of this age”—that is, political pop or cynicism—and therefore remains “a member of the family”, the political complex is not the focus. Instead, his distinctive, monumental figures reflect humanity, turning collective unconsciousness into a personal viewpoint.
Notable collections include the Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong; Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou; Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing; Nanjing Art Museum, Nanjing, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen; Nanjing Red Canon Art Museum, Nanjing; Asian Art Archive, Hong Kong; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Gateway Foundation, USA and The David Museum and Cultural Center, Massachusetts.