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INTERSECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Wang Guangle
120605
Estimate
1,500,0002,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
664

INTERSECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Wang Guangle
120605
Estimate
1,500,0002,500,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Wang Guangle
B. 1976
120605
signed in Chinese and dated 2012 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
280 by 180 cm; 110¼ by 70⅞ in.
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Provenance

Beijing Commune, Beijing
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

Netherlands, Rotterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists, 2014

Catalogue Note

Wang Guangle is one of the most visible and promising contemporary Chinese artists born in the 1970s era. 120605 hails from his most recent series of highly conceptual and aesthetically distinctive works, which extends from his acclaimed Coffin Paint series (began in 2004). These new paintings are created by applying layer upon layer of acrylic paint in a precise and pre-determined order, resulting in minimal compositions with mesmerizing, illusionistic depth. Wang adds paint to his canvas twice daily in a ritualistic manner, with each rectangular layer slightly smaller in size and farther removed from the painting’s edge. As a result, the center of the canvas thickens and approaches a distinctly sculptural dimension. The concept transforms the slow and steady passage of time into a purely formal pictorial language, and is further inspired by the Fujian tradition of elders preparing their coffins with a coat of lacquer for each year until their impending death. A fast-rising star in the contemporary scene today, Wang graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2000 and is an important member of N12, a collective of young artists at the Academy who began staging exhibitions together in 2003. Compared to other artists born in the 1970s, Wang chose the idiosyncratic path of returning art to pure graphic aestheticism, in so doing opening up a new generation of painting concepts.

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