Born in a small city of Northern China named An Shan, Liaoning in 1982, an important city for the output of steel. Graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Na Wei received his BFA and MFA in 2006 and 2009. As an ethnic minority, he chooses the form of carpets as a cultural symbol, through creative ways of using extruded pigments to create an illusion of a “filamentous color blanket”.
The delicate patterns are created with infinite microscopic threads of oil paint that have been squeezed onto the canvas, purposely disrupts viewer’s sensory experience, providing audience a new perspective to “re-examine the existing life.
Na Wei is now living and working as a full time artist in Beijing. Currently lives and works in Beijing as a professional artist.