Different from other abstract paintings, every piece of Wang Jun's new works is based on something figurative, such as a freely captured scenery picture, a personal letter, even sentences from a work report. Through long-term drawing, painting, covering, rebuilding over and over again, it finally turns into a kind of visual rhythm which is abstract but visible and pure. This rhythm comes from the process of 'flashback' between visual identification and destruction. The remains and ashes of a totally destroyed picture become the final image, which record the process that he seeks for image's visual border, and finally develop into physical evidence of reserving image primitives within minimum limit.Read More
Wang Jun was born in Chongqing in 1974 and graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute with Degree of Master. He currently lives and works in Chongqing, Guiyang. Wang Jun has always regarded 'painting' as a vocabulary, making his creation unfolded in a way of continuous self-doubt and initiative to create deliberate and out of control. His recent works related to 'landscape' — the 'sketching' and the production of its images. He rejects to translate the image directly and simply. Instead, he tries to get closer to a perceptual reality through constant denial, coverage, and reconstruction to fight against inertial experience, making the 'method' he practiced become 'content'.
Text courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.