Artist Z.Z. Wei was born in 1957 in Beijing, China and began painting during the turmoil of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In 1989, Z.Z. was invited to Seattle for an artist exchange. While exploring the Pacific Northwest, he discovered the back roads and rolling wheat fields of the Palouse and has been painting them ever since.
Wei’ s paintings transport us to a place where time stands still. His compositions portray quiet, yet powerful images reminiscent of a whimsical, rural America. Richly complex, they are filled with humor and loneliness, peacefulness and pain. They balance on the knife-edge of meaning, half in shadow, half in light, tempting those who choose to look beyond the mundane to experience a unique and timeless look at life. Emmy Nominated