Faye Wei Wei

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British-Chinese artist Faye Wei Wei has garnered widespread attention through her ethereal figurative paintings. Featured in publications from British Vogue to Dazed, the Slade School of Fine Art alumna mines inspiration from Fra Angelico, poetry, folklore, and classical mythology. Wei Wei embraces nonlinear narratives and gestural brushstrokes to explore themes of love and identity. Her large-scale figurative works are characterized by pastel tones and a sea of romantic figures. “Working with large canvases means painting feels like a performance, the movement of painting is like a dance, so much is intuitive,” Wei Wei has said.

– Artsy