Hu Weiyi

Born 1990 in Shanghai, China. Lives and works in Shanghai, China.

Hu Weiyi

I Quietly Wait for the Light to Pierce My Body

In 2013, Hu Weiyi graduated with a degree in public art from the China Academy of Art. He is currently doing graduate work in the School of Inter-Media Art at the same institution. He is the youngest artist in this exhibition. In his photo installation, a ray of cold light passes through and stitches together bodies and things in space. The physical lines and the lines in the images connect to one another. The tension between the photographs of body parts extend into the spaces between the pictures and the spaces between the pictures and the optical fibers, creating a complete visual entity. This artwork is an extension of “Infatuation with Injury,” a creative trend in China in the 1990s. He uses new media methods to experiment with the blood relationships between people and between people and things, in order to communicate the experiences of love, pain, forgiveness, and duty through different bodies and psychologies.

Text: Feng Boyi