(b. 1971 China)
Tang Wei Min was born in 1971 in Yong Zhou, Hunan Province in China. He
graduated from the art department of Hunan Standard College, where he
majored in oil painting. In 2001, Tang was accepted into a graduate
study program in the painting department in Guangzhou Academy of Fine
As a young man, he was influenced by the styles and techniques of the
European masters, in particular Rembrandt. The classic romanticism
painter is reflected in his work not only in style but from the
intensity of emotion conveyed in the subjects. Tang Wei Min paints rich,
incisive portraits of people in decorative robes and head dress in
chiaroscuro light that reflect an ancient world.
He was honored with second prize during the exhibition organized for the
prestigious "Charles B. Wang" scholarship for "Girl with Fan". This
acclaimed painting was selected for the May 2001 issue of Chinese Oil
Painting. His work has been purchased and exhibited by the Beijing
Museum of Fine Art in 2003.
Tang is a practicing Zen Buddhist and his work is full of symbols of
Buddhism. Currently Tang lives in a Monastery near his home town, in
order to be spiritually clean for painting art and to be surrounded by
the objects he depicts in his art – the world of ancient China. Tang
considers the art of painting as his way to bring harmony, balance and
beauty to the world.
Tang Wei Min is collected worldwide. Jones & Terwilliger Galleries
proudly represents Tang Wei Min in California.