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b. 1960, China

Wang Tiande Biography

Wang Tiande was born in Shanghai in 1960. The artist aims to re-contextualize tradition within a contemporary framework through ink paintings, digital compositions, and thought-provoking installations. With ink paintings which largely reference traditional Literati concepts, Wang Tiande captures a new form of expression that reflects today’s contemporary culture while incorporating conceptual ideas. He recreates ink brush painting for the twenty-first century. By burning symbols, which resemble Chinese characters, onto rice paper, his works evoke the essence of traditional Chinese art in a modern context. The burn marks are made with an incense stick, creating shapes and spaces, similar to that of landscapes, water and mountains.

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Wang Tiande’s innovative approach does not dispel the significance and influence of tradition in his work; rather, he embraces traditional concepts and methods while injecting a modern perspective that is fresh and distinctly his own. Although a sense of nostalgia exists in his work, Wang continuously strives to break the barriers of traditional ink painting.

Wang’s work has been collected by the British Museum, London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Shanghai Museum of Art, Guangdong Art Museum, Shenzhen Art Museum and JP Morgan Bank. In 2006, Wang Tiande was exhibited in Brush and Ink, which was the first exhibition of contemporary Chinese painters held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

Wang Tiande Featured Artworks

Digital No 13-HLST by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Wang TiandeDigital No 13-HLST, 2013Chinese ink with burn marks on layered rice paper, stele rubbing of Qing Dynasty
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Empty Forest After Snow by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Wang TiandeEmpty Forest After Snow, 2017Chinese ink with burn marks on layered rice paper, stele rubbing of Qing Dynasty
67 x 55 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Hidden Lakeside Fishing by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Wang TiandeHidden Lakeside Fishing, 2018Chinese ink with burn marks on layered rice paper, stele rubbing of Qing Dynasty
67 x 55 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Gu Shan I by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork photography
Wang TiandeGu Shan I, 2006Colour photograph
32 x 163 cm
Chambers Fine Art Contact Gallery
Houshan No16-SNWT0326 by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork painting
Wang TiandeHoushan No16-SNWT0326, 2016Chinese ink with burn marks on layered rice paper, stele rubbing from Qing Dynasty
209 x 59.5 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Digital No13-LBST020 by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork painting
Wang TiandeDigital No13-LBST020, 2013Chinese ink with burn marks on layered rice paper, stele rubbing from Qing Dynasty
208 x 62 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Xi Mountain Snowy Night by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork works on paper
Wang TiandeXi Mountain Snowy Night, 2018Chinese ink with burn marks on layered rice paper, stele rubbing of Qing Dynasty
85 x 70 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Houshan No.14 by Wang Tiande contemporary artwork mixed media
Wang TiandeHoushan No.14, 2014Tablet rubbings, Xuan paper, Chinese ink on paper, burn marks
52 x 62 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery

Wang Tiande Recent Exhibitions

Wang Tiande Represented By

Asia Art Center contemporary art gallery in Taipei, Taiwan Asia Art Center Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei

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