VENUE: Shaolin Temple UK, 207a Junction Road, Tufnell Park, London
Lucie Chang Fine Arts and Shaolin Temple UK proudly presents “Zen. Bodhi Contemporary Art Exhibition”, ink and colour paintings by artist Huang Wei. The exhibition focuses on the ideas of spirit, nature, mind and soul, and Zen Buddhism.
Born in Inner Mongolia of Baotou City in 1985, Huang Wei received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Painting from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art in 2011 and then went on to complete his Master Degree in Arts from the Art Institute of University of Tibet in 2014. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Huang’s work features the religion painting of Tibet. After graduated from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, he had been to Tibet for 3 years. During the stay in Tibet, he learnt the deep root of traditional Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Art by visiting various Temples and Museums. He had finished a Thangka painting ( a highly colorful Tubetan Buddhist painting on cotton, or silk, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala ) followed a Tibetan artist. What he had learnt from that not only the techniques of Tibetan Art, but also the status of calmness and concentration. With the understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, his work synthesizes the tradition of the art, religious and philosophy of Tibet, with a unique artistic language and independent contemplation into a succinct way.
Huang was well recognized for his remarkable work, and has been exhibited in Tianjin Western Art Gallery, Today Art Museum, Manet Grass Art Museum and so on.
Shaolin Temple UK is a martial arts school and centre for study of Shaolin culture, in particular Gong Fu-Ch’an, Qi Gong and Ch’an Buddhist Meditation. It was founded in 2000, and is located in North London England. Shaolin Temple UK is an official emissary of the 1,500 year old Shaolin Temple in Henan Province in China.