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b. 1991, China

Wang Yi Biography

Born in 1991 in Shanghai, China. Wang Yi graduated oil painting at the second studio of Oil Painting Department of China Academy of Art with an MFA. He currently lives and works in Shanghai, China. Focusing on presenting a complex plane in a way that results simplicity and purity, Wang Yi explores the deconstruction and reconstruction of a specific space that was once discernable but becomes now ambiguous, at the same time searching an eternality and calmness in his abstract painting. Fascinated by the glazing techniques usually used in classical oil paintings and the transparent atmosphere it gains, Wang Yi applies a classical painting technique into his recent abstract paintings. With the use of only two or three colours in one painting, he deploys nearly transparent paint and overlays the thin paint repeatedly in the same plane as an ascetic, finally creating a retinal game while treating painting itself as a ritual. Shifting from his earlier representational style to absolute abstraction, Wang Yi's recent works have a theme of minimalism imbued with strictly ruled details. He uses the rational approach of overlapping colour to represent the structure of the society, and the relationship between experience and reality, the individuality and the entirety. In his words, as we confront the huge and complex structure of the society comprised of otherness, all our characteristics or endeavors to independence will be annihilated amongst the massive flow of information.

Wang Yi Featured Artworks

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The Study of Array (2) by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiThe Study of Array (2), 2017Acrylic and pencil on paper
54.5 x 40 cm
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Hub 2018 - 2 by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiHub 2018 - 2, 2018Mixed media on canvas
220 x 220 cm
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Panorama 2019 - 2 by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiPanorama 2019 - 2, 2019Mixed media on aluminium
60 x 30 cm
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The Mirror of Ukiyo by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiThe Mirror of Ukiyo, 2018Mixed media on mirror
30 x 30 cm
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Panorama 2017-01 by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiPanorama 2017-01Mixed media on aluminum plate
60 x 30 cm
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Panorama 2017-02 by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiPanorama 2017-02Mixed media on aluminum plate
60 x 30 cm
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Overlapping 2017-8 by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiOverlapping 2017-8, 2017Mixed media on aluminum
90 x 90 cm
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Cell 2017-4 by Wang Yi contemporary artwork
Wang YiCell 2017-4, 2017Acrylic on canvas
200 x 200 cm
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Wang Yi Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Group Show at HdM GALLERY, London
Closed
24 January–27 February 2020 Group Show HdM GALLERY, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Atonal River 无调之川 at AIKE, Shanghai
Closed
18 May–30 June 2019 Group Exhibition The Atonal River 无调之川 AIKE, Shanghai

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