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Xingwei Wang

Wang Xingwei (b. 1969, Shenyang) is an artist who lives and works in Beijing. He was trained in figurative painting at Shenyang Normal University. Since the early 1990s Wang Xingwei has pioneered a painterly vision that links Chinese contemporary art 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 its quirky sensibility and sharp wit, Wang freely appropriates style and content from different traditions, employing them in highly creative and dramatic scenarios.

Wang Xingwei’s has participated in Biennale d’art Contemporain de Lyon, (1997) and Shanghai Biennale, (2006), while his works have been exhibited in art institutions including Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.