Another brilliant art works from the Chinese ink painter – Wei Gan, a lady who started to learn Chinese ink painting from a very young age, completed her MA degree in painting at the Governors State University, USA.
Her father is a professor of Chinese ink painting, Wei was encouraged to enjoy and learn to express herself by just using a brush, black ink and rice paper in an early age. In Chinese ink painting there is no pre-sketching on the rice paper and no erasing on the ink stroke once it is made. Even though is hard and challenging for the little girl; it never stopped Wei’s enthusiasm on ink painting.
‘I enjoy the challenge and the fun of spontaneously follows what I have’
As an artist in her own right, she has curated her solo exhibition in Sweden, USA and China. Also her work has been displayed as part of the Biennial Exhibition at the Bluecoat Arts Centre. Apart from her beloved Chinese ink paint, Wei studied fashion design while in China, and has been commissioned to many costumes design for television and film festivals in Changchun, China,
Wei Gan will present some of her favourite topic, – ‘Birds’ in this exhibition , because they bring so much joy when you watch them, and they are the symbol of freedom for the Chinese.
The exhibition is open from 3rd November – 18th Nov, 10 am to 4 pm, Monday-Saturday. 12 – 4 Sunday. Admission Free.
Address: Pagoda Arts, Henry Street, Liverpool L1 5BU