Hu Weiyi’s works involve multiple facets, and he is apt at combining various media in his works, especially photography, video and installation. The installation Window Blind 1, 2019 demonstrates the artist's inspiration from the urban spaces he inhabits, he taps into the core of the cultural development of our society with a unique approach, thus making the work turn to more tridimensional and advanced social discussions. Hu Weiyi brings everyday social scenes into his lense, including spacious buildings with half-open windows, twinkling city illuminations, aggressive traffic lights surrounded by withered tree branches, strange buildings with clothes hanging out etc.; they form ordinary yet strange urban landscapes. Landscapes that exist calmly and objectively, but are unexpectedly subjected to the forced intervention of other daily objects, such as blockage, seizure, obstruction, cleaning and so on. But these actions have no consequences, they are an end unto themselves, so that they dance with each other, like a meaningless game of vacuity.
About | Hu Weiyi, born in 1990 in Shanghai, graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree, then studied at the School of Intermedia Art, the China Academy of Art, and received a master's degree in 2016. He now lives and works in Shanghai. Hu Weiyi’s works involve multiple facets, and he is apt at combining various media in his works, especially photography, video and installation. His work has been exhibited by numerous institutions and galleries including The Helmhaus Zürich, Yuz Museum, Power Station of Art, Long Museum, MoCA Shanghai, Guang Dong Times Museum, Minsheng Art Museum, CAFA Art Museum, Hong Kong Arts Centre, etc. He was nominated for the 2nd Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award in 2014.