Since the early 1990s, Wang Xingwei (b. 1969, Shenyang; lives and works in Beijing) has pioneered a painterly vision that links Chinese contemporary art intelligently to its Western referents, socialist realist precedents, and immediate cultural context through a universe of recurring characters rendered in seemingly infinite subtle variations of style and composition. Wang is reflexive about the visual language he has inherited, but relentlessly inventive in its deployment. An artist known for his quirky sensibility and sharp wit, Wang freely appropriates style and content from different traditions, employing them in highly creative and dramatic scenarios.

Selected solo exhibitions:

The Code of Physiognomy, Galerie Urs Meile, 798 space, Beijing, China
Shenyang Night, Galerie Urs Meile, Caochangdi space, Beijing, China

Honor and Disgrace, Organised by Galerie Urs Meile, Supported by Platform China; Exhibition Venue: Platform China, Beijing, China

Wang Xingwei, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China Wang Xingwei (Sketches), 01100001, Beijing, China


Force as Fulcrum

Curator: Bao Dong
Artists: Duan Jianyu, Geng Jianyi, Ma Qiusha, Qiu Xiaofei, Tao Hui, Wang Jianwei, Wang Xingwei, Wang Yin
New Century Art Foundation

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