Dancing on the back of the shark
200 x 300 cm
Oil on Canvas

In the painting, two gymnasts are balanced on the back of a shark. The gymnasts mirror each other while the shark moves delicately across the water. Their bodies and silk ribbons have formed a heart. Even if this heart was created consciously, it reflects an inner monologue – a desire to create a balance between mankind and nature.


Na Wei was born in 1982 in Liaoning Province and graduated in 2009 from the oil painting department of Lu Xun Fine Art Academy. Born in the one-child policy era of modern China, Na Wei applies his unique sense of observation and refined techniques to create visually stunning and reflective works.

Dancing on the back of the shark - Na Wei - Monaco 2013