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b. 1953, China

Wang Chuan Biography

Wang Chuan is one of the most important representatives of ‘Scar Art’ and ‘Existentialism Art’ in 1980s and 1990s. He described his early interest in abstract art as an obsession that bordered on the sadistic, and referred to his struggle between art and life as a solitary and searching journey. In the recent years, Wang’s works have truly become the records of a meditative life. Having closely encountered death (he was diagnosed with cancer a decade ago), the artist’s simple gestures such as racing a brushwork across the page shines with preciousness of life. “From the monumentality of structure to the fragility of a breezy line, Wang Chuan’s art enhances the richness of everyday experience by turning fleeting moments into landscapes of the mind”, as gallerist and art critic Johnson Chang puts it.

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Born in 1953 and graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Wang Chuan has shown works in major institutions around the world, namely National Art Museum of China in Beijing (1980), the monumental ‘New Art from China: Post-1989’ exhibition in Hong Kong (1993), Herrenhof Mussbach Art Museum in Germany (1999), Guangdong Museum of Art (2000), Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong (2006), Today Art Museum in Beijing (2012) and Kunsthaus Hamburg (2012).

Wang Chuan Featured Artworks

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Untitled 《無題》 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork painting
Wang ChuanUntitled 《無題》, 1999Ink and Colour on Paper
90 x 96 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled 《無題》 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork painting
Wang ChuanUntitled 《無題》, 2000Ink and Colour on Paper
89 x 96 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Box of the flesh 肉身的盒子 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork painting
Wang ChuanBox of the flesh 肉身的盒子, 2019Oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm
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A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Song Zhuang 2017 No.14 宋庄2017年第十四号 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork painting
Wang ChuanSong Zhuang 2017 No.14 宋庄2017年第十四号, 2017Acrylic on canvas
90 x 120 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
2014-No.14 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork works on paper
Wang Chuan2014-No.14, 2014Ink on paper
45.1 x 48.9 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Abstract 30 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork works on paper
Wang ChuanAbstract 30, 1999Chinese ink and colour on paper
69 x 69 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Golden Fish, Butterfly and Reeds by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork works on paper
Wang ChuanGolden Fish, Butterfly and Reeds, 2003Ink and colour on paper
93 x 96 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery

Wang Chuan Recent Exhibitions

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