In Chinese painting, landscape painting takes precedence over other styles. The Chinese term for landscape contains two characters which mean “mountain” and “water”. Wei Xiong‘s works are influenced by Zen Buddhism and Daoism, which assert man’s harmony with the natural world. It is said that “In China, mountains are associated with religion because they reach up towards the heavens. People therefore believe that looking at paintings of mountains is good for the soul.” (via Khan Academy). The fine and agile brush strokes evident in Wei Xiong’s works suggest landscapes which are abstract expressionistic in style.
The pieces collected here are part of an ongoing exhibition titled Unaltered Landscapes at Loftyart Gallery in Taipei.