PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

He Wei - Hate you, Love you, Fuck you

13 February - 10 April 2020

He Wei - Hate you, Love you, Fuck you
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Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of He Wei - Hate you, Love you, Fuck you - a site-specific project, which moving from digital exploration to graphic anarchy, is dedicated to the investigation of shapes, forms and colors. The artist’s research encourages the public to analyze the complexity of explaining «aesthetic» facts and re-elaborating the hierarchy of «beauty».
 
Born in 1987, in the province of Anhui (eastern China), He Wei begins his artistic studies in China. He later moves to Italy, where he attends the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, a city where he discovered a totally new existential dimension, which has eventually marked his artistic and visual language.  
 
Hate you, Love you, Fuck you presents a path of the artist's research that goes from the beauty to the ugliness, from certainty to doubt, from exteriority to interiority. In recent works, the investigation of an emotional turmoil is particularly accentuated, and it is expressed in a very rhythmic and pulsing language. The signs, shapes, scratches and scribbles. All intertwined between the realistic-figurative compositions of anonymous bodies and the abstract chromatic inserts that force us to go beyond the real figure of the visible. As Jacqueline Ceresoli accurately observes, He Wei makes visible some underlying concepts, exposing the fact that behind those masks, those icons of beauty, there is an «ugliness», an irritating monstrous element lurking; it’s not logical, it’s authentic, and it settles within the «beautiful».
 
He Wei is a methodical and thoughtful artist, who carefully observes the world around him. He develops virtual sketches, following a well-detailed creative scheme, where everything becomes a calculated fruit of his mind. In particular, a new series of abstract sculptures reflect this vision and approach. The works are the result of He Wei’s long research on balance and formal perfection, physicality of the work as well as craftsmanship and art. The concepts that once were contemplated by the theorists of neoplasticism, minimalists or the founders of the Bauhaus School. These enigmatic structures, the protagonists of the exhibition, reflect the aesthetic vision of He Wei which finds application both in the field of sculpture and that of painting. 
Nothing else can make me feel the way you do

He Wei

Nothing else can make me feel the way you do
2019
Oil on canvas
200 × 160 cm

Nothing else can make me feel the way you do
2019 - Oil on canvas - 200 × 160 cm

I can see you

He Wei

I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh
2019
oil on canvas
140 × 120 cm

I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh
2019 - oil on canvas - 140 × 120 cm

“No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.” - William Shakespeare

He Wei

“No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.” - William Shakespeare
2019
Oil on canvas
120 × 100 cm

“No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.” - William Shakespeare
2019 - Oil on canvas - 120 × 100 cm

God, let me give you my life

He Wei

God, let me give you my life
2019
Oil on canvas
120 × 140 cm

God, let me give you my life
2019 - Oil on canvas - 120 × 140 cm

She got me going psycho

He Wei

She got me going psycho
2019
Oil on canvas
90 × 80 cm

She got me going psycho
2019 - Oil on canvas - 90 × 80 cm

Kiss me like I

He Wei

Kiss me like I'm oxygen
2019
Oil on canvas
110 × 84 cm

Kiss me like I'm oxygen
2019 - Oil on canvas - 110 × 84 cm

Voodoo X

He Wei

Voodoo X
2019
Oil, pastel, oily ink on canvas
130 × 150 cm

Voodoo X
2019 - Oil, pastel, oily ink on canvas - 130 × 150 cm

Unsure

He Wei

Unsure
2019
oil on canvas
160 × 144 cm

Unsure
2019 - oil on canvas - 160 × 144 cm

The ringer

He Wei

The ringer
2019
oil on canvas
110 × 84 cm

The ringer
2019 - oil on canvas - 110 × 84 cm

Summertime sadness

He Wei

Summertime sadness
2019
oil, pastel and oily ink on canvas
100 × 130 cm

Summertime sadness
2019 - oil, pastel and oily ink on canvas - 100 × 130 cm

Venom

He Wei

Venom
2019
oil on canvas
220 × 187 cm

Venom
2019 - oil on canvas - 220 × 187 cm

Only love can hurt like this

He Wei

Only love can hurt like this
2019
Oil on canvas
160 × 200 cm

Only love can hurt like this
2019 - Oil on canvas - 160 × 200 cm

Puzzle

He Wei

Puzzle
2019
oil on canvas
110 × 84 cm

Puzzle
2019 - oil on canvas - 110 × 84 cm

We talk crap, so what

He Wei

We talk crap, so what
2019
Iron
60 x 80 cm

We talk crap, so what
2019 - Iron - 60 x 80 cm

Guilty love

He Wei

Guilty love
2020
oil on canvas
200 × 160 cm

Guilty love
2020 - oil on canvas - 200 × 160 cm

Orgasm control

He Wei

Orgasm control
2020
Paint on iron
150 × 90 × 25 cm

Orgasm control
2020 - Paint on iron - 150 × 90 × 25 cm

Homage with tongue

He Wei

Homage with tongue
2020
Paint on iron
100 × 110 × 35 cm

Homage with tongue
2020 - Paint on iron - 100 × 110 × 35 cm

Tie me down

He Wei

Tie me down
2020
Oil on canvas
100 × 120 cm

Tie me down
2020 - Oil on canvas - 100 × 120 cm

Ruler

He Wei

Ruler
2020
Oil on canvas
200 × 160 cm

Ruler
2020 - Oil on canvas - 200 × 160 cm

Bicarbonate

He Wei

Bicarbonate
2020
Oil on canvas
70 × 50 cm

Bicarbonate
2020 - Oil on canvas - 70 × 50 cm

Dicalcium phosphate

He Wei

Dicalcium phosphate
2020
Oil on canvas
120 × 100 cm

Dicalcium phosphate
2020 - Oil on canvas - 120 × 100 cm

Lullaby

He Wei

Lullaby
2020
Oil on canvas
200 × 160 cm

Lullaby
2020 - Oil on canvas - 200 × 160 cm

Archon

He Wei

Archon
2020
Oil on canvas
240 × 190 cm

Archon
2020 - Oil on canvas - 240 × 190 cm