Shark Being Squeezed
200 x 300 cm
Oil on Canvas

Na Wei believes that the moment colour touches canvas a painting is created. This moment carries its own emotional significance. The artist likens squeezing paint out of a tube to birthing a child. In Wei’s art, squeezing is a significant metaphor. Man is constantly being squeezed by time, space and competition. Being squeezed is a life force.


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.

Na Wei - shark Being Squeezed - beijing 2015