get lost in faye wei wei’s dreamy pastel tones and mythological creatures

Tish Weinstock, i-D, April 11, 2017

London's Cob Gallery present Anemones and Lovers, the debut show from the 23-year-old artist.

 

Last night, the Cob Gallery opened its doors to Anemones and Lovers, the debut show from 23-year-old artist Faye Wei Wei. Having graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art last summer, Faye belongs to a new guard of exciting young artists breathing life into the art of painting. Impressive in size, prowess and warmth, her poetic utterings are steeped in references to religious iconography and classical myth. She creates her own visual language made up of animalistic and humanistic symbols. Lost in a romance of pastel tones and mark making, and combining classical poise with vibrant immediacy, her works are often reminiscent of Picasso's Vollard Suite. Indeed, there is a surreal lightness to her work.