Wang Guangyi was born in the Heilongjiang Province in 1957. He graduated from the oil painting department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1984. Like many artists of his generation, life during Mao’s reign is very important in his work. Wang Guangyi is known for being a leader of the new art movement that erupted in China after 1989. Also notable are his series of paintings which use images of propaganda from the Cultural Revolution and popular Western brands like Coca Cola, Gucci etc., entitled “Great Criticism”. This is Wang Guangyi’s most famous cycle of works.
Wang Guangyi. The Interactive Mirror Image, Tank Loft. Chongqing Contemporary Art Center, China, 2011
Cold War Aesthetics, Louise Blouin Institute, London, 2008
Mahjong, works from the Sigg Collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, 2005
Alors la Chine?, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2003
45th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale – Cardinal Points of the Arts, Venice, Italy, 1993