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Wang Qiang Biography

Wang Qiang's painting skills were honed through abstraction and minimalism. He rationally constructs modern artistic notions with a unique individual style. In his works the colors of real life are brightened and purified, compressed and simplified. An incredible sense of live, on-the-spot presence and a refreshing sense of transparence inject an incredible flow of air into the picture, demonstrating a sensory experience that's even more bewildering than the past or the future.

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In his solo exhibition Fremde Stadt, Wang Qiang chose not to portray any impressive urban architecture, nor any ghostly and mysterious nightlife scenes, or even fascinating, bodies rife with the desire for consumption. Instead, what he presents to us spectators are metropolitan scenery and rusty scaffoldings, or a mountain of trash made of piled up computer debris symbolising modern life and the information era. All of his works related to the sky above feature a wisp of polluted haze that makes spectators queasy about their physical health. The thus portrayed fleeting urban setting becomes both unfamiliar and truthful.

Wang Qiang (b. 1971, Beijing, China) received his BFA from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1997. In 2004, he obtained his Master's degree (i.e. Meisterschüler) at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include The Poet's Winter, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2017); Fremde Stadt, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2015). Recent group exhibition includes Intervention and Redevelopment: The Imagery Means of Contemporary Art, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2020); A White Space Odyssey, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2019); Picture Perfect, Viasaterna Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (2015). Wang Qiang currently lives and works in Beijing and Düsseldorf.

Text courtesy White Space.

Wang Qiang Featured Artworks

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Daytime by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangDaytime, 2019Acrylic on canvas
179.5 x 270 cm
White Space Contact Gallery
The Door by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangThe Door, 2013Acrylic on canvas
130 x 170 cm
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A sign by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangA signAcrylic on Canvas
105 x 73 cm
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Forest Road by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangForest RoadAcrylic on Canvas
150 x 290 cm
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Berlin Hbf by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangBerlin HbfAcrylic on Canvas
166 x 255 cm
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Solstice by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangSolsticeAcrylic on Canvas
158 x 100 cm
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Jaws by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangJawsAcrylic on Canvas
90 x 68 cm
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Factory No.05 by Wang Qiang contemporary artwork painting
Wang QiangFactory No.05Acrylic on Canvas
63 x 91 cm
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Wang Qiang Represented By

White Space contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China White Space Beijing
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