Artworks by Qin Wei

Touch by Qin Wei

100 x 150 cm
Oil on Canvas

Masters of the World by Qin Wei

100 x 150 cm
Oil on Canvas

Star by Qin Wei

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Female Guard by Qin Wei

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Life is a Joke by Qin Wei

80 x 46 cm
Oil on Canvas

Friendship II by Qin Wei

60 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Poker by Qin Wei

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Infatuation by Qin Wei

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Before & After by Qin Wei

73 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Friendship by Qin Wei

Oil on Canvas

I Love My Country by Qin Wei

120 x 150 cm
Oil on Canvas

Communist Soldier by Qin Wei

64 x 45 cm
Oil on Canvas

Entangle by Qin Wei

100 x 100 cm
Oil on Canvas

Qin Wei

秦伟

Qin Wei is a professional actor and one of Singapore’s most talented artistic prodigy. His work is often viewed in relation to the sensibilities of Pop Art, of reproduced images from pop culture, in the commercial style of advertising and mass communication .While his deliberation upon Pop Art’s obsession with the everyday and its critique of popular culture is seen in his selection of content for his work, his focus is less the concerns of commercialism per se as its effects and the reflective process engendered.

Cartoon superheroes, advertising copy and real-life photographs are distilled into attention-grabbing tableaux of the bold and the beautiful, which function as eye-catching retablos for the worship of mass consumption and popular culture. The irony is not lost on the artist, but his purpose is not so much critique as creative composition: he appropriates images randomly and reinterpretes them using his own colours and aesthetics.

He blurs the boudaries between reality and the unreality project projected by the mass culture  and questions our negotiation of self- identity in the context of a mass- media economy that remain largely driven by Western culture. Welcome to Qin Wei’s world of Pop.