Wang Luyan

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Born: Beijing, 1956
Lives and works in: Beijing
Graduated from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, 1988

Wang Luyan has never been primarily interested in public plaudits for his art. In fact, he stopped exhibiting altogether in the mid-1990’s rather than adapt his works to comply with the popular demand for Western influenced artworks based on predictable themes of Chinese revolution and politics. Now that the artistic environment in China has changed, Wang Luyan believes that there is once more “soil” in which his ideas can take root. Through his unique and distinctive style, Wang’s critical voice can now once again be heard

Solo Exhibitions
2008 “Wang luyan: The Other Side of Totality,” JoyArt, Beijing
NOTES OF “CONCEPTION: A Local Narrative of Chinese Contemporary Painting,” lberia
Center for Contemporary Art
2007 “Sawing or Being Sawed,” OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen

Group Exhibitions
2009 “Individual,” Joyart, Beijing
2006 “Hyper-design,” 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2002 1st Guangzhou Triennial: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art, Guangdong
Museum of Art, Guangzhou
1998 “An Open Individual,” Asia Society, PS1, New York City
1996 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1995 “Abstract Paintings on Paper by Wang Luyan and Qin Fengling,” Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
“New Asian Art Show
1995 “China, Korea, Japan—Now a Dream of East,” Japan Foundation Forum, Japan
1993 “Silent Energy: New Art from China,” Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1989 “China/Avant-garde,” China Art Gallery, Beijing
1979 Stars Art Exhibition, outside China Art Gallery, Beijing

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