Galerie Ora-Ora

Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong

good things come in pairs - 23 by peng wei

Peng Wei

Good Things Come in Pairs - 23, 2013

good things come in pairs - 17 by peng wei

Peng Wei

Good Things Come in Pairs - 17, 2013

stone by peng wei

Peng Wei

Stone, 2014

crossing the river by peng wei

Peng Wei

Crossing the River, 2014

the picnic by peng wei

Peng Wei

The Picnic, 2014

the solo by peng wei

Peng Wei

The Solo, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014Sunday, May 18, 2014

Booth 3D13, Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Hong Kong,

“Letters from a Distance” Solo Exhibition by Peng Wei

Recognizing Art Basel’s leadership in contemporary art, Ora-Ora believes this is an important opportunity to help connect international collectors and enthusiasts with the fundamental elements of ink, a medium that does not exist in the West. Presenting “Letters from a Distance”, a solo exhibition by renowned Chinese contemporary ink artist Peng Wei, we invite the world to experience qualities of timelessness and vitality, shown through Peng’s artworks, while witnessing the capacity and permanence of contemporary ink.

In “Letters from a Distance”, Peng Wei will incorporate three different series of her artworks, transforming Art Basel’s space into a literary expedition for the audience. Known for her immense detail and precise artistry in her shan shui (“landscape”) paintings, Peng uses “tradition” as medium rather than a standard. In Peng’s “Handmade Book” series, she features one of China’s most ancient and enduring customs of bookbinding and scroll painting. However, unlike her fellow literati who painted shan shui with the desire to capture nature, Peng’s fascination is the object of the ancient books and scrolls themselves. As a result, Peng captures the essence of these classical objects as an entirety, transforming each scroll and book into an artwork itself and not just the paintings within. Choosing not to focus on the restrictive nature and traditions of shan shui painting, Peng instead revives tradition, creating a balance between the past and present within her artworks.