January 2011 – LeWei Wang

FINE ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR


開始畫插畫是因為2004也趣藝廊的一場插畫家聯展。
有些人喜歡我的插畫,這讓我獲得了很大的肯定。
或許,我的畫有著超現實主義的風格。
但是,啟蒙我的一本書是布赫茲(Quint Buchholz)所繪製的一本圖文插畫書;他替許多國際知名作家繪製插畫而成的一本書籍。
我著迷於布赫茲所繪製的另一個世界;沈靜而悠遠。
我常想,身為創作者的幸運與樂趣,便是能夠建構自己的遠方或是另一個世界;而藉此得以暫時脫離讓人不快樂的這個世界。

一開始,我繪畫的材料很簡單,粉彩、水彩或是彩色墨水加針筆。
手邊有哪些材料,就拿來使用。

漸漸地,想要厚厚地製造一些畫面的肌理與厚度。
便選擇了壓克力顏料做為主要的媒材。
有時,也會運用一些拼貼方式在畫面上。大多數的插畫作品都是來自於文章的配圖。
也因此,這些插畫往往不屬於一系列發展的作品。
我經常運用的符號有雲、窗戶、門、或是階梯。
這些隱喻著我的內心狀態。
也因為希望能夠重新有所不同與進步,最近,我試圖用不同的方式去繪製、處理我的畫面。
希望能用一種更輕盈的方式去訴說一個畫面。

我想,我此生最困難的是如何讓自己持續走在插畫這條路上;雖然很不容易,但是,我也只能做好這件事。

你可以線上下載我的個人CV,網址如下:
http://www.box.net/shared/lj27u9ixfd
我的個人網站:
http://www.wanglewei.com

In 2004 my artwork was shown in a gallery. As a result, I received a lot of recognition, thus fully launching my career as an illustrator. My paintings have a surreal style. My greatest inspiration is the world renowned German artist Quint Buchholz who has illustrated over 30 books. I am fascinated by the painted world of Buchholz; quiet and distant. I often think artists can build another world far away, a world of luck and fun. We can temporarily transport ourselves and others away from the unhappiness in this world.

At first, I painted using very simple materials; pastels, watercolor or colored ink and needle pens. Whatever I had at hand. Gradually I experimented with different media. I wanted to create more texture and thickness. Now I’m using  acrylics as my media of choice, sometimes mixed with elements of collage.

In my work I often use windows, doors, or stairs. These are symbols and metaphors of my heart’s condition. Because of recent changes in my life I have been experimenting with different styles and ways of telling a story with images. It is a difficult road, a life as an illustrator; but this is my calling.

My CV download:
http://www.box.net/shared/lj27u9ixfd
My Website:
http://www.wanglewei.com

One response to “January 2011 – LeWei Wang

  1. Playful, whimsical, cartoonish, storytelling. It’s magical ride.

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