WAN Yang

 

WAN Yang, born in 1983 in Hunan, China, graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, one of the top contemporary art academies in China in 2004 and is the youngest but one of the most innovative artists represented by Connoisseur Contemporary. His work stands out among his peers for their originality of his concept, and the expression of his ideas. He continually develops these concepts to create a number of surprising series of superflat works that appear three-dimensional; each one demonstrating his ability to express his ideas in a succinct yet artistic way, as well as an innate sensitivity and maturity towards his medium.

Education

2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China – Department of Oil Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2008

“Derivative”, Connoisseur Art Gallery and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong

2014

“Ice-Cream Drill”, Connoisseur Art Gallery and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong

Press

2008

“Derivative – Solo Exhibition of Wan Yang”, MetroBox November 13 issue 035, Hong Kong

Private Collections

Armenia, Australia, Belgium, China, France, India, Hong Kong, Russia, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, United States

Major Exhibitions

2003

“Material and Art, Art and Material”, Chongqing, China

2004

“Goodbye Painting” Art Exhibition, Chongqing, China

2005

“Archaeology of the Future”The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China

2006

“Our Toys, Our Dreams and Our Childhood” 82 Republic Opening Exhibition, 82 Republic, Hong Kong
“Magic 8”, 82 Republic, Hong Kong

2007

“The Rainbow Connection”, 82 Republic, Hong Kong
The 3rd Guiyang Biennale Exhibition, Guiyang Art Museum, Guizhou, China
Group Exhibition of Young Contemporary Chinese Artists by 82 Republic, Art Taipei 2007, Taipei, Taiwan
Group Exhibition of Young Contemporary Chinese Artists by 82 Republic, Art Singapore 2007, Singapore

2008

“82 Republic Group Exhibition”, 82 Republic and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
ShContemporary 2008, The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China
KIAF 2008, Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
“82 Republic – The Birth of a New Generation”, parallel event of Singapore Biennale 2008, Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore

2009

“VIVA! New Art. New Visions”, Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
“Sichuan Hot! New Paintings from Chongqing City, China”, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Scope Basel 2009, Basel, Switzerland

2010

“82 Republic New Year Show”, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong

2011

Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2012

Art Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“Cohere & Unroll”, Space Station, Beijing, China
“C for Carbon”, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong

Publication

2008


“Derivative”, Hardcover album, Published in conjunction with “Derivative”, Solo Exhibition of Wan Yang