Inside a Beautiful New Book of Drawings by Faye Wei Wei

December 15, 2020

Artist Faye Wei Wei has collaborated with Manon Lutanie on a small but mighty book of drawings, published with support from Cob Gallery

The title of a new book from artist Faye Wei Wei takes its name from the shade of green used to create the drawing on its front cover: Hooker’s Green Lake. “It’s by Old Holland and is so strange and mesmerising as a colour, it sinks into paper so nicely and it leaks its binding oils out and becomes quite swampy,” Wei Wei explains over email, ahead of the book’s publication by Éditions Lutanie, with support from London’s Cob Gallery. “I like the idea of looking out onto a green lake, and with that intensity of pigment it has to be a lake at night, possibly viewed by moonlight.”