Art is my lifetime friend

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Painter Peng Wei: Art is my lifetime friend

Peng Wei's painting on a plastic mannequin. [Photo/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

"I think all the sorrows and frustrations come from life itself, say, money, relations with others…yet painting calms me down," painter Peng Wei said.

Peng was at her work studio, a large loft in Beijing's Chaoyang district, on a sunny afternoon.

Wearing light green eye shadow, she wore the same color cardigan, bearing a similar style in her works: a combination of contemporary art and traditional Chinese paintings.

"For me, art is a good friend, a lifetime companion," she smiled.

Painter Peng Wei: Art is my lifetime friend

By Peng Wei, white tough silk shoes with Chinese erotic art. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

On the one hand, she reported on exhibitions and wrote stories about artists as a journalist; on the other hand, she created her own works as an artist.

It was this period that Peng started painting her clothes series and came to a realization bit by bit.

After seven years, she resigned.

"I did not quit my job for painting. In fact, I never thought of being a full-time painter. Painting, to me, is something I do with no special purpose or intention," answered Peng when being asked the reason for resignation.

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