Zhou Siwei’s paintings capture the essence of ubiquitous objects and settings with various hints of space, light, and shadows coming through brilliant, translucent oil color. As Zhou Siwei overlays vivid colors in their original brightness, the image seems to decline in tone, layer by layer. Zhou takes on motifs, such as bridges, solar panels, scaffolding, schematized into formulas and idioms of images, connecting the beholder to the sensual observation. Zhou Siwei’s works demonstrate a stance on aesthetic research, toward the emotional state in which reality is placed, rather than the reality itself.

Zhou Siwei, born 1981 in Chongqing, China, lives and works in Shanghai, China. Zhou Siwei is a graduate of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China. His work has been shown internationally at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2019; solo); a.m 180, Prague (2019); K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong (2018); Antenna Space, Shanghai (2017, solo); Guangzhou Triennial (2017); Urs Meile, Lucerne (2015, solo); Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai (2014); Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing (2014); White Space, Beijing (2013); M50 Art Space, Shanghai (2013); Space Station, Beijing (2012); Ray Hughest Gallery, Sydney (2009); Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumu╠łnster (CCRN), Luxembourg (2008); 82 Republic, Hongkong (2007); The 3rd Guiyang Biennial, Guizhou (2007); Nanjing Museum, Nanjing (2005); Artist Commune, Hong Kong (2004).

Installation shots