CHEN WEI: Slumber Song
This spring Ben Brown Fine Arts presents Slumber Song, the first solo exhibition in the UK of contemporary Chinese photographer Chen Wei. Currently living and working in Beijing, the spirit of his work resonates with a new generation of emerging Chinese artists using photography as an instrument to capture human encounters with a rapidly developing China. Distinct from their 'New Wave' predecessors who place political and social criticism at the core of their artistic message, Chen Wei andhis contemporaries focus on intellectual freedoms and the individual's place in modern China. Chen Wei's photographs are visually enigmatic, characterised by uncompromising technical virtuosity and the elaborate scenes he creates.