China, b. 1948
Nature’s disparate elements—and the yearning for harmony—are the leitmotifs of Wei Yifeng’s works. Her paintings communicate serenity as well as energy and passion. Nature inspires the artist’s work: a palette of objective images fused with subjective feelings and emotions. Her paintings fall within the Chinese painting genre of yi xiang hua 意象画. Her style is an adaptation of the da xie yi 大写意. The brush strokes are energetic and free, but less detailed, allowing expression of the broader essence of the subject matter. Wei chooses colors that are soothing and healing to the soul.
Born in China, Wei Yifeng 韋婍芬 immigrated to Brazil and then to the US. She studied Chinese painting with several well-known artists in Taiwan and the mainland before attending the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing during the 1980’s. She has won several awards for her work. Two of her calligraphy pieces have been chosen to be engraved in stone as part of China’s permanent exhibition collection. Recently Yifeng has been exploring new ways to combine ink and color painting with collage and printing techniques on rice paper and/or canvas. The result is very refreshing. It is truly the product of a fusion between East and West.
Wei Yifeng has been invited to exhibit her works in China, Germany, Japan and the United States. Her paintings and calligraphy are held by both private collectors and corporate collections.