Published by Blue Kingfisher. Text by Guo Xiaoyan, Sun Xiaofeng, Guan Yuda.
Wei Qingji (born 1971) is a leading member of China's experimental ink painting movement. Utilizing his profound knowledge of traditional techniques, the artist incorporates corporate logos, along with elements from graffiti, Pop art and erotica, to explore the confrontation between contemporary China's appetite for western materialism and its commitment to its own rich cultural past.
Published by Blue Kingfisher. Edited by Lin Dong, Lin Nan. Text by Chen Tong, Pi Li, Fan Di-An, Pi Daojian, Wei Qingji. Interview by Gou Xiaoyan.
Beijing-based Wei Qingji resuscitates the centuries-old practice of ink and wash painting. His graphic style flies in the face of any questions about the relevance of this venerable Chinese tradition, while managing to obliquely address contemporary social concerns. This volume contains over 100 images and an essay by critic Pi Li, among others.