PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Lost into a Nurse's Dream

22 September - 03 November 2017

Lost into a Nurse
Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present Lost to Nurse's Dream, He Wei's first major personal show, a bold site-specific form and color survey project. Moving from digital invasion to graphic schizophrenia, the artist invites us to abandon certainties by accepting the doubt, forcing us to go beyond the actual figure of the visible.
 
Born in 1987 in Anhui Province (East China), He Wei studied Arts in China, then moved to Italy to attend the prestigious Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan, where he got in touch with an brand new existential dimension.
 
As Jacqueline Ceresoli states, He Wei's works follow the evolution of his painting and testify the process of personal maturity, ranging from a cold and impeccable minimalism dominated by symmetry compositional and emotional detachment in which everything is order and silence, to the tumult of instinct, with forms that want to impersonate the dark side of the soul, that neurotic and transgressive part in each individual, but which could never really emerge without the tacit consent of the will.
 
The artist observes the world around him and develops virtual sketches, following a well-detailed creative scheme, where everything is the calculated fruit of his mind. Even before art can explode as articulate muscle in the artist's psyche, binding it to every gesture and conditioning every possible expressive freedom. Leaving behind that American Abstract Expressionism charisma, but maintaining its graphic significance, and enriched by essential primitivism, He Wei gives birth to a sort of controlled Action Painting, where the omniscient artist consciously determines each starting point and end of the pictorial stretch.
 
Impressed by enigmatic minimalistic structures, Lost into a Nurse's Dream exhibits works of different sizes and materials, in which the perception of the spectator inevitably diverges with the initial assumptions of the artist: from a pink coat to a maxi-screen, a musical score In heavy black chains, the artist staged a line of figurative elements in apparently chaotic compositions that represent linear sensations and thoughts imprinted by shapes, colors, segments, parables, and points.
我永恒的录魂, 注视着你的心纵使黑夜孤寂, 白昼如焚 (My eternal soul, redeem your promise, in spite of the night alone, and the day on fire)

He Wei

我永恒的录魂, 注视着你的心纵使黑夜孤寂, 白昼如焚 (My eternal soul, redeem your promise, in spite of the night alone, and the day on fire)
2017
Oil, oil pastel and oil ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 165

我永恒的录魂, 注视着你的心纵使黑夜孤寂, 白昼如焚 (My eternal soul, redeem your promise, in spite of the night alone, and the day on fire)
2017 - Oil, oil pastel and oil ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 165

燃烧面容掏录魂 (Burning the face, hollowing souls)

He Wei

燃烧面容掏录魂 (Burning the face, hollowing souls)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
120 x 96 cm

燃烧面容掏录魂 (Burning the face, hollowing souls)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - 120 x 96 cm

痛苦和无聊之间 (Between the pain and the boredom)

He Wei

痛苦和无聊之间 (Between the pain and the boredom)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 150 x 132

痛苦和无聊之间 (Between the pain and the boredom)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 150 x 132

Double face

He Wei

Double face
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 130 x 125

Double face
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 130 x 125

坠入深处 (Falling into Deep Inside)

He Wei

坠入深处 (Falling into Deep Inside)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 160 x 130

坠入深处 (Falling into Deep Inside)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 160 x 130

Gnossienne n.1

He Wei

Gnossienne n.1
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 180 x 162

Gnossienne n.1
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 180 x 162

沉默的欲望 (Silent Desire)

He Wei

沉默的欲望 (Silent Desire)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 180 x 150

沉默的欲望 (Silent Desire)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 180 x 150

一些的心的,永恒的, 某种不可息议, 如止之美 (Something inside, something eternal, somehow inscrutable. So gorgeous.)

He Wei

一些的心的,永恒的, 某种不可息议, 如止之美 (Something inside, something eternal, somehow inscrutable. So gorgeous.)
2017
Oil, oil ink, oil pastel and acrylic on canvas
Cm 190 x 238

一些的心的,永恒的, 某种不可息议, 如止之美 (Something inside, something eternal, somehow inscrutable. So gorgeous.)
2017 - Oil, oil ink, oil pastel and acrylic on canvas - Cm 190 x 238

站在黑洞的边缘对着银色的月光一声“真美”! (Stand on the edge of the black hole and shout to the silver of the full moon, Yes!)

He Wei

站在黑洞的边缘对着银色的月光一声“真美”! (Stand on the edge of the black hole and shout to the silver of the full moon, Yes!)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 180 x 158

站在黑洞的边缘对着银色的月光一声“真美”! (Stand on the edge of the black hole and shout to the silver of the full moon, Yes!)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 180 x 158

确定是美的, 但不确定更美 (Such certainty is beautiful, but uncertainty is more beautiful still)

He Wei

确定是美的, 但不确定更美 (Such certainty is beautiful, but uncertainty is more beautiful still)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 140

确定是美的, 但不确定更美 (Such certainty is beautiful, but uncertainty is more beautiful still)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 140

撕碎我并看着它燃烧 (Tear me apart and watch it burn)

He Wei

撕碎我并看着它燃烧 (Tear me apart and watch it burn)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 119,5 x 140

撕碎我并看着它燃烧 (Tear me apart and watch it burn)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 119,5 x 140

你内心的饥渴无常,危险 (The hunger of your heart, uncertainty, danger)

He Wei

你内心的饥渴无常,危险 (The hunger of your heart, uncertainty, danger)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 130 x 110

你内心的饥渴无常,危险 (The hunger of your heart, uncertainty, danger)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 130 x 110

皮囊之下的混乱 (The mayhem under the skin)

He Wei

皮囊之下的混乱 (The mayhem under the skin)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 150 x 225

皮囊之下的混乱 (The mayhem under the skin)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 150 x 225

可怕的孤独 (The terrible loneliness)

He Wei

可怕的孤独 (The terrible loneliness)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 140 x 150

可怕的孤独 (The terrible loneliness)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 140 x 150

无常, 危险, 失败关于自己的理论 (Uncertainty, danger, defeat, theories about yourself)

He Wei

无常, 危险, 失败关于自己的理论 (Uncertainty, danger, defeat, theories about yourself)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 140,5 x 150

无常, 危险, 失败关于自己的理论 (Uncertainty, danger, defeat, theories about yourself)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 140,5 x 150

你的肉体, 时间, 孤独的瞬间 (Your matter, time, solitary moment)

He Wei

你的肉体, 时间, 孤独的瞬间 (Your matter, time, solitary moment)
2017
Oil and oil ink on canvas
Cm 140 x 240

你的肉体, 时间, 孤独的瞬间 (Your matter, time, solitary moment)
2017 - Oil and oil ink on canvas - Cm 140 x 240