One of the most intriguing and active young generation artists working in China today, Liu Wei (b. China 1970) explores his ideas in a multitude of media: from performance, sculpture, photography, video and installation, to painting. Liu Wei has been interested in what it is that gives shape and form to the environment around us. While earlier works engage with and make use of particular cultural, social and political ideas, his recent works, dated from 2009 to 2011, focuses on his relationship with the material and objects that constitute our world, seeking to "get rid of simple materials, and realize more of the value within the matter itself," as seen in the evolving series of sculptural installations Merely A Mistake, along with his renowned body of paintings Purple Air and the latest series Meditation.
Liu Wei’s Work is collected by Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, the Sigg Collection, the Ullens Collection, among other respected collections.