We are pleased to announce the coming exhibition “Nothing Decays: Selected Non-Figurative Works from Wang Yazhong” at Tsubakiyama Gallery. The exhibition is composed of oil painting works and ink-wash painting works, illustrating Wang’s latest concept of creation.
Wang’s non-figurative oil painting largely embraces vibrant color and geometric elements; the creating process explores concepts of “deconstruction” and “reconstruction”. “Deconstruction” is where Wang abstracts his decades of life journey and philosophies into symbolic elements of what matters. “Reconstruction” is where Wang captures spontaneity and randomness at the moment of creation. Above characteristics give Wang’s works a unique sense of presence.
Wang’s ink-wash painting inherits his favorites in transience. The works are rooted in an oriental aesthetic pursuit of ethereal tranquility, which ties to one’s inner senses of being and becoming. In his age of late fifties, Wang went back to where he began as an artist: with imagination of everlasting oriental forests and streams, he connects the past to the present.
In the exhibition, we jointly present Wang’s oil painting and ink-wash painting to explore his various artistic profiles as well as to cruise distinctive logic and images between Western and Eastern art spirit.
About the Artist
Artist Wang Yazhong, born in 1962 in Shanxi, China and graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Art with degree of Oil Painting in 1984. Wang was a founding member of large-scale art exhibition “Taiyuan Contemporary Art” in 1985 and “Village Art Tour” in 1993. During his stay in U.S. in 1990s, Wang was awarded the Yale University Gallery/Andrea Frank Foundation grants. In recent years, Wang has been a major member of New Knight Art Association, ISBN Art Creations, and Ca-Ca Art. Wang’s vision and experimental spirit made him a highly acknowledged contributor in local contemporary art community.
王亚中，1962年出生于山西省太原市，1984年毕业于天津美术学院油画专业；1998年赴美国进行油画创作，作品具有非具象表现主义风格。王亚中是1985年"太原现代艺术展"与1993年大型艺术展"乡村计划1993"的发起人之一，在美期间获耶鲁大学/Andrea Frank 基金支持，近年来参与创建新骑士艺术联盟、ISBN创作联盟、咔咔画派，对本地当代艺术发展产生着重要影响。