Born in Heilongjiang Province, China, in 1976, Gao Weigang graduated from the Tianjing Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.
His Series “Vice”, is key in the body of work of the artist. In his own words,to explain the meaning behind the works:
“Our life is composed by numerous fragments. When describing or simulating these fragments, some images will emerge. Yet sometimes, no matter if its by intuition or because of logical analysis, we would have some illusions and see metaphors in it. We string them together painstakingly and look for a satisfying explanation or answer according with our personal experiences. We call this action "understanding"; actually, most of the time we can only please ourselves again and again with methods familiar to us. We are happy to rely on our own judgments without questioning or speculating about them, which is a kind of vice.” (Source: Platform China Gallery).