Lost in the Shadows

August 19, 2010 Published in the September 2010 issue of Seattle Met

Z.Z. Wei, Weathered , oil on canvas, 40 in. × 60 in.

COMPARED TO THE supersized concrete jungle of his home city, the Pacific Northwest was a revelation for Beijing-born artist Z.Z. Wei when he arrived here in 1989: all haunting forests and melancholy backroads. Combining the style of Edward Hopper’s isolated landscapes with a color palette of moody blues and reds, Wei paints elegantly warped compositions that offer a stirring perspective on rural Americana. His work is on display at Patricia Rovzar Gallery.

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