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Yigang Wang

1961 Qiqihar, China

30 Works exhibited

Current location

China

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

The Chinese visual artist and curator Wang Yigang was born in 1961 in the province of Heilongjiang, China. When Yigang kicked off his studies at the Oil Painting Department of the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in Senhyang – of which he graduated in 1986 – he was heavily influenced by Cubism and Futurism. Prior to his graduation in 1986, Yigang participated in the National Art Exhibition of the Young Artists and was accoladed with the National Youth Art Prize. Yigang’s style can broadly be described as abstract art – despite the presence of some recognizable forms.

The artist’s preference for abstract visual language originates from his idea that narration and logic are barely useful in art. Yigang, who rather depends on his intuition, regards the act of creating as the element to art in general. His painting is poly-material, made of heterogeneous materials. In his paintings the spatial perspective has turned into a perspective of colour. The intense colours count as the main element of the artist’s work. In addition, Yigang’s art is based on gesture: a fast gesture that is born from a deep impulse and above all accompanies the materials. His oeuvre can be divided into distinct periods. The first period includes pure abstract artworks or abstract art of numbers from the ‘90s; it focuses on tempo, freedom and rhythm.

These works are characterized by a power of tension on the picture plane, fluctuating from disorder to order. Yigang’s second period, which is closely related to real life, can best be chronicled as Pop Art. During that time Yigang was quite sensitive to items such as posters, advertisements and political topics, which led to a quite extensive production of collage paintings. Since 2000, He has been rediscovering the Chinese culture; for example he painted two series that are related to the traditional Chinese dyeing craft, which gave a new perspective on traditional Chinese art. Yigang’s later period is named by the acclaimed Chinese art critic He Guiyan (born 1976) as ‘concept abstract art’. Yigang executed these paintings following a philosophical concept, or a ‘deeper touch into Oriental culture’.

These most recent works are about conceptual and abstract art, in which he aims to blend spirits of Oriental culture much deeper into his paintings; by not merely showing symbols of Chinese mountains and rivers, but rather the facts about life and blood is what he tries to depict in his artworks. Although the artist has shown pluralism in style, from figurative to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, he has always been reflecting upon his own state of freedom on a deeper level. Yigang distinguishes no line between his life and his art, as he even states “my works of abstract art has proven my own existence.” He tells his story through painting, a story that remains impressed in the matter of the painting. For Yigang, painting is live material, to know, study, love and practise.

SELECTED SOLO SHOW:

2016
Exposition " CROIRE SES YEUX ", Paris, France
Anti-Abstraction: A New Method Established by Description, Process and Body - Painting Exhibition of WANG Yigang in 2016, Xi'An Museum, Xi'An, Chine
2013
Nothing About Distance, Jolie Art Gallery, Shenyang, Chine
2012
In Between Color and Mood, Soka Art Center, Pékin, Chine
2010
From West to East,Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei, Chine
WANG Yigang's Abstract Art Retrospective of 20 Years, Today Museum, Pékin, Chine
"Retrospective Exhibition of Yigang Wang's Abstract Art" in Today Art Museum, Beijing,China
2008
This is Not the Chinese Landscape by WANG Yigang, Singapore
From Little Appearance to This is Not the Chinese Landscape, HWA'S Gallery, Shanghai, Chine
2007
"We are all responsible", in Yuan Gong Gallery,Shanghai,China
"Made in America",in Gallery of St.Georges University,Washington , USA
"At That Time and That Place",in Gallery of Maryland University, USA
2004
"Chinese Mountains and Waters ", in Double Visual Gallery, California, USA.
2003
"Growing Up under the Red Flag", in Double Visual Gallery, California, USA
"Growing Up under the Red Flag",in Double Visual Gallery, California, USA

 

SELECTED GOUP SHOW:

2016
Contemporary Chinese Works on Papers, Waterfront Gallery, Londre, Angleterre.
The Working of Non-Figurative System,Right View Museum,Pékin, Chine.
The Era of the Bards - The Poetry in Chinese Contemporary ART, Art Orientation Gallery, Shenzhen, Chine. The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art in Chine, Today Museum, Pékin, Chine.
2015
Art Historical Flashbacks - Another Path in Chinese Contemporary Art, Elion Art Gallery, Pékin, Chine.
Abstract Art and Its Chine Reference, ARSSpace, Pékin, Chine
Liberating the Past From the Present: Contemporary Art in China, Pékin, Chine
Post-Academy, Research exhibition of the Eight Academies of Fine Arts' Oil Paintings, Guangzhou, Chine
2014
Social Landscape, The "Landscape Narration" in Chinese Contemporary Painting As Well As Its Cultural Concept Changes, Chengdu, Chine.
1960, Springs Space of Art, Pékin, Chine
Re-Encoding: The Rhetoric and the Narrative's reconstruction, ParkViewGreen Art Gallery, Pékin, Chine
2013
Voice of the Unseen, Biennale de Venice, Venice, Italy.
2012
Guang Zhou Triennale·Reconstruction, Guang Dong Art Museum, Guang Dong, China
JinTihu Biennale, Basai Fine Art Museum, Suzhou, China
Invisible Form·Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Karl Shute Art Center, Germany
In Contemporary·Chinese Oil Paintings Biennale, China Art Museum, Beijing, China
2011
"Ruins--Face of Contemporary Northeast China",Soka Art Center,Beijing,China
"Commemoration-10th Anniversary of Soka Art Beijing"Soka Art Center,Beijing,China
2010
"Chineseness-2010 Documentary Exhibition of Contempary Rearch-Art "in Shuzhou Comtempary Art Museum
"Reshaping History-2000-2009China New Art" International Conference Center,Beijing,China
2009
"MIX",Sino-France Contempary Art Exhibition,in Shenyang,China
"Crash-Case about China Contempary Art Experiment" in Gallery of Central Academy of Fine Arts,Beijing,China

Works by Yigang Wang

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2016

81 x 45 x 62 cm

4500,00 €

T 4

2018

100 x 150 cm

2016

100 x 100 x 7 cm

44000,00 €

2015

205 x 205 x 7 cm

110000,00 €

2016

110 x 90 x 7 cm

44000,00 €

T9

2018

150 x 120 x 6 cm

60000,00 €

T 8

2018

120 x 100 x 6 cm

48000,00 €

2018

160 x 130 x 6 cm

64000,00 €

2018

150 x 120 x 6 cm

60000,00 €

T 1

2018

120 x 80 x 6 cm

44000,00 €

T 7

2018

120 x 100 x 6 cm

2016

60 x 80 x 6 cm

30000,00 €

2016

100 x 100 x 6 cm

44000,00 €

T24

2019

245 x 165 x 8 cm

110000,00 €

T23

2019

245 x 165 x 8 cm

110000,00 €

T22

2019

100 x 120 x 6 cm

48000,00 €

T 6

2018

120 x 100 x 7 cm

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T12

2018

160 x 140 x 7 cm

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2016

49 x 64 x 5 cm

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2016

49 x 64 x 5 cm

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2016

49 x 64 x 5 cm

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