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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 35 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.
  • Wang Huangsheng. photo © Jonathan Greet 20014
  • Wang Huangsheng. photo © Jonathan Greet 20014

ARTISTS

Wang Huangsheng

Wang Huangsheng’s (b. 1956, China) work is held in many international collections such as the V & A, London, Uffizi Gallery, Florence and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing. In addition to being a prominent artist, he is also one of the most influential figures in the art world of China and the most important supporter of Chinese avant-garde art. He is currently the Director of the CAFA Museum in Beijing, a highly significant art space and former Director of the Guangdong Museum of Art.

Wang Huangsheng was immersed in the arts from a young age, his father, a Literati painter and calligrapher, passed on skills rooted in tradition. As a teenager during the Cultural Revolution he accompanied his father who was sent to the countryside, and it was here his first resource as an artist began; his father teaching him the unique language of traditional poetry and painting. Moving to Beijing at the end of the Cultural Revolution, a time of radical change, Wang Huangsheng was acquainted with poets such as Bei Dao, pulling him into an engagement and participation with intellectuals at the time. These two stages of his life, Wang Huangsheng has commented, have shaped his profession and practice. Also formally trained, he obtained his Masters in Art History from the Nanjing Art Institute in 1990 and he subsequently received his Doctorate in 2006.

Wang Huangsheng realises his artistic expression across various media from light installations to sculpture but primarily through ink and pen on canvas or paper. Wang's artwork has been included in major national exhibitions, such as The Eighth National Art Exhibition, The Ninth National Art Exhibition, Major Exhibition of Traditional Chinese Painting in 20th Century and Major exhibition of Chinese Art.

Exhibitions

Unbroken Line

Civilization Sacrifice

Moving Visions 140430

Moving Visions 140511

Moving Visions 140919


Moving Visions 141002

Moving Visions 141026

Moving Visions 141027

Moving Visions Series No.32


Moving Visions Series No.62

Moving Visions Series No.19

Moving Visions Series No.28

Moving Visions Series No.33


Moving Visions Series No.34

Moving Visions Series No.36

Moving Visions Series No.64

Moving Visions Series No.65


Moving Visions Series No.68

Moving Visions Series No.75

Moving Visions Series No.83

Moving Visions Series No.84


Sing in the Wind and Snow
     

Wang Huangsheng (b.1956, Shantou, Guangdong, China)
Lives and works in Beijing, China

1990   MA in Art History, Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Present   Director of the Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, Beijing, China
Selected solo exhibitions
2013    The Line to Freedom, Schiller Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany
    Boundless: Wang Huangsheng’s Works (2009–2013), Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou; Hubei, Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
    Roaming| Apparition, WiE KULTUR, Berlin, Germany
    Wang Huangsheng: Look into the Distance, Sunshine Space, Shantou, China
2012   Post-Refined Joy: Solo Exhibition of Wang Huangsheng, Baiyaxuan, 798 Art Center, Beijing, China
2007   Heaven and Earth | Fly and Free: The Ink Painting of Wang Huangsheng, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2006   Heaven and Earth | Fly and Free: The Ink Painting of Wang Huangsheng, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
    Blossoming Spring and Tranquil Autumn: Wang Huangsheng, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Wang Huangsheng: Leisure, Baozhentang Art Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2005   Daily Episodes: Wang Huangsheng’s Flower Series, Huayi Gallery Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2003   Blossoming in Four Seasons, Sancai Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2002   Wang Huangsheng: In Atelier 2001, Dijingyuan, Guangzhou, China
1999   Ink and Wash, Jiguzhai Gallery, Hong Kong
1996     Wang Huangsheng, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong, China
Selected group exhibitions
2014   Spiritual as Mountains, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China
2013   Northern Earth and Southern Sky—Exhibition of Beijing Resided Chaoshan Rooted Artists, Three Drops of Water Gallery, Shenzhen, China
    Special Exhibition of China Central Academy of Fine Arts Teaching Staff · 2013, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
    Silent Realm—Renaissance of Eastern Aesthetics, Zero Art Center, Beijing, China
    Confronting Anitya—Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art, Palazzo Michiel Palace, Venice, Italy
    The Taste of Ink, Amy Li Gallery, Beijing, China
2012   Visionary: Contemporary Plastic Art from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, CAFA Art Museum,
Beijing, China; Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK; Art@GoldenSquare, London, UK
    Original Forms of Chinese Water Ink Painting, Sanchuan Modern Art Museum, Nanjing, China
    At Rest—The Fifth Exhibition of Chinese Abstract Art, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, China
    The Fourth Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, Taichung; Taipei, Taiwan
    Not Just Paper—the First Round of Sino-Japanese Paper Art Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
2010   The Enduring Art of China, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA
2009   The 11th National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
2006   Wandering World—Chinese Contemporary Ink Art, National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2004   Point, Radiation and Extension—Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition, National Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2003   13th Asia International Art Show, National Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2001   A Century of Chinese Painting, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1999   The 9th National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1997   China Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1995   National Chinese Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1994   The 8th National Art Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Selected Publications
2013   Boundless: Wang Huangsheng’s Works 2009–2013, China Youth Publishing Group 2013 los·ge·löst (WiE KULTUR, 2013)
2012   Post-Refined Joy: Wang Huangsheng’s World of Art, Hebei Education Press, Hebei, China
Moving Visions, Wenjin Press, Beijing, China
    Wang Huangsheng: New Experience on Art Museum, a Series of Museology Collection, Central Compilation & Translation Press, Beijing, China
2008   Co-author, I, Section on Landscape Painting, Jiangxi Art Publishing House, Nanchang, China
2006   Spring/Autumn: Paintings by Wang Huangsheng, Lingnan Art Publishing House, Guangzhou, China
    Serene Universe: Ink Wash Paintings by Wang Huangsheng, Lingnan Art Publishing House, Guangzhou, China
2005   Daily Episodes: Wang Huangsheng’s Flower Series, Lingnan Art Publishing House, Guangzhou, China
1998   Wang Huangsheng: Art and Life, Hainan Publishing House, Hainan, China
1996   Wang Huangsheng: Serene Universe, Liaoning Art Publishing House, Shenyang, China
1995   Chen Hongshou, Chinese Master Painters in Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jilin Art Publishing House, Changchun
Selected Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Mantova Museum, Mantova, Italy
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Anhui Museum, Hefei, China
   
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