The Amazing Pictures of Li Wei

Britain’s Daily Mail takes a look at the work of performance artist Li Wei:

“My work and artistic experience are characterised by a unique specificity and particularity,” says the 37-year-old artist from Beijing.

“My artistic language is universal and deals with themes about contemporary politics and society using symbols understood by everyone in every part of the world.

“I am fascinated by the unstable and dangerous sides of art and I hope my works reflect these aspects.

Wei’s photos, which sell up to $8,000 (£4,200), depict him free falling from tall buildings-pictures that resemble the famous photograph of the French artist Yves Kline hurtling out a window.

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[Images via Daily Mail]

See also a YouTube compilation of Li Wei’s photographs:

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