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Biography

1963
Born in Hong Kong
1982-1984
Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design
1992
Moved to Canada


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2016
Naked Lines :: Yes and No, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
The Trace of Flash, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
Multo Corpus, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, BC
2011
Elegia, Artemis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010
Poesis, Basic Inquiry Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009
Praxis, Basic Inquiry Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008
Theoria, CCM Centre Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Group
Exhibitions
2015
Winter Group Exhibition, Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, BC
2014
Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul, Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2014, Marco Polo Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
Asia Contemporary Art Show 2013, JW Marriott Hotel, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

Hong Kong ArtWalk 2013, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2011 Small Wonders, Artemis Gallery, Vancouver, BC

4 Artists, 582 West 27th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Uncommon Thread, ARC Gallery, Vancouver, BC

United with Art, Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver, BC

Asian Canadian Artist Showcase, National Nikkei Museum, Vancouver, BC
2010 As the Crow Flies, Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

Naked, Drawn Festival, Basic Inquiry Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Uncommon Perspective, ARC Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Open Bite, Radha Yoga and Eatery, Vancouver, BC
2009
Jungle, Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Uncommon Show, ARC Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Open Print Show, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008
CCAF Vancouver Juried Exhibition, Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, Vancouver, BC

14th Annual Exhibition of Chinese Canadian Artist Federation, Roundhouse Community Art Centre, Vancouver, BC

6th Annual Painting On the Edge International Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery, Vancouver, BC

In Three Parts, Basic Inquiry Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1984
Hong Kong Poly Design Exhibition, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
1983
Design Show, Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Hong Kong
1982
City Hall, Hong Kong

Artist Statement


One 一
1.1    Nude is not the theme  人體非旨
1.2    Line is only an illusion  線如幻
1.3    Painting is not Q & A  繪畫非問答 
1.3.1 Every gesture as a note  姿態若音
1.3.2 Every painting as an impromptu  畫同即興樂

Two 二
2.1    Not what, but how  不問畫何而何畫
2.2    Every dance has its rhythm  身韻有律
2.2.1 A calligraphic brushstroke is a cell  法筆是元
2.2.2 Life drawing is a template  寫生為本
2.2.3 Using two hands is an approach  雙筆為徑,彳亍而行
2.3    The left hand is experienced while the right a beginner  左巧右拙,拙手巧意
2.3.1 they provide the balance  故衡
2.3.2 it works out like breathing, walking or weaving  像息,如步,似織...
2.4   The practice is not focusing on technique, but on the unbrokenness  修不在法而於綿綿
2.4.1 The essence is solitary continuity  亘也

Three 三
3.1    Live purely, be quiet. Do your work with mastery  潛形慢活,獨在默(墨)存
3.2    Painting is a lifelong purification process to get rid of the extra  輕䘫長旅
3.3    In this journey, we have to travel light to the unknown frontier  終志去余
3.4    What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence  居戔蔵真,言止

Ban Wei, 2016

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Paint the darkness
From deep inside
We can see the brightness

Use both hands to paint
Left and right as one
They are unequal
By nature, they are all alike
Two brushes work together
they balance my world

Harmonize the equality and difference
It creates the oneness
Those brushstrokes become a painting

When hungry I eat
When tired I sleep
Follow the flow without struggle
With energy I make brushstrokes
The moment that I treasure most

All that I can tell
About my work is
Chinese Ink on Xuan paper
Other than that
My artworks will
Silently speak for themselves

Ban Wei, 2007


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