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10 emerging artists to watch

10 Emerging Artists to Watch


Faye Wei Wei


Roses (as sweet and simple minded as so many lettuce), 2016

Roses (as sweet and simple minded as so many lettuce), 2016

South London painter, Faye Wei Wei’s draws inspiration from her and museums sketches to create her paintings of broad brushstrokes and bold colour have a naivety. Religious iconography in her work narrates familiar tales of love, lust and danger. The figures in her paintings possess a timeless quality; plump-faced and curly-haired, characters from classical myths float and drape themselves on her large-scale canvasses.

At just 22 years old, Wei Wei graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2016 and has since exhibited internationally, including a residency in New York and will present her first solo show at The Cob Gallery, London in 2017.

Natalie Craven