A Dialogue with Nature: Artist Talk with ZZ Wei
“I love landscapes with human traces. The shift of light, change of color; they are peaceful and pure, rich and powerful. Humans and nature are conducting a story full of love, joy and sorrow.” – Z.Z. Wei
The interaction and conversation between humans and nature has always been the center of ZZ Wei’s art. They provide him with inspiration and motivation. In his presentation, ZZ will share his art through video and slides, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. ZZ Wei was born in 1957 in Beijing, China. He was invited to the United States in 1989 for the Washington State Centennial Culture Connection Project. Moving to this country has since transformed him as a person and an artist, marking the beginning of a new life and art style. Wei is fascinated by the seemingly overlooked life and landscape of rural America, and is inspired to paint what moves him deeply. He unites his Chinese upbringing with new perspectives, inspired by traveling through American backroads, to create a rich and poetic oeuvre, familiar yet unexpected to the viewer. His unique style captures the character and spirit of this new land.