Tian Wei

February 2, 2014

Thursday 6th February - Friday 21st March 2014


Tian Wei was born in Xi’an, the once imperial capital known for its Terra-Cotta Army, he left China for Hawaii to pursue a career in the arts in 1986. Tian Wei uses familiar English words and phrases presented in the form of Chinese calligraphy. These chosen words transport the viewer into the artist’s cultural heritage of both the Eastern and Western

The workshops during this exhibition will examine words and their meaning.
His work links to the idea of place, particularly cultural or personal identities that change and evolve over time and explore painterly abstraction and text. This workshop is adaptable to all students from early years right through to A Level master classes.

Themes: abstract painting, words, personal identity and meanings

Cross Curricular Links: Literacy and cultural studies

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