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Nov
11

Wang Huai Qing : Paintings

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“One can make art out of simple, humble things; small things can be transcendental…” Antoni Tàpies

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Chinese artist Wang Huai Qing creates powerful black and white compositions out of a simple chair or the cross beams of a house. He focuses on the form of everyday objects – houses, tables, chairs – always seeing the powerful abstract imagery that they suggest. He adopted artistic elements from traditional Chinese furniture, creating a unique personal style characterized at once by a graphic strength and modern elegance. Entranced by the vertical and horizontal lines and structural shapes of traditional houses and furniture, he expresses their aesthetic beauty in minimalist black and white compositions. Often he softens the stark contrasts by employing a range of gray tones reminiscent of Chinese ink and wash. This has the effect of heightening the textural effect of the painting.

The subject matter has an inherent symbolism: the wavy grain of the wood, the way the dark wood of posts and beams contrasts with the plain white walls, connect with a traditional Chinese aesthetic consciousness. They allude to ancient literati poetry and the cultural atmosphere of the region, as well as to the artist’s personal feelings. His emphasis on the significance of form and symbolism above realistic depiction, his apparent simplicity of composition, as well as his fondness for textural effects, is in fact very close to the spirit of Antoni Tàpies’ work. Two great artists of different generations, who live on opposite sides of the world, with quite different lives and sources of inspiration. Yet each has his own individual style of abstraction which arouses the viewer’s attention for both its artistic integrity and ideological depth. [Extract : Anna Ning Fine Art]

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Wang Huaiqing : Website

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