Wang Xingwei and His Years in Shanghai

Wang Xingwei and His Years in Shanghai
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As the title suggest, the exhibition presents an ample body of work - almost 40 paintings - created by the artist during his years in Shanghai, before moving back to Beijing permanently. With his unique humour, his highly personal style, never having been aligned with any passing trends, Wang Xingwei presents, on the canvas, his acute interpretation of the artist’s role, of art itself, as well as the multiple transformations of pictorial language. The results are works in which logic is often turned upside-down, surreal and real aspects mix, creating a hybrid reality aimed at stimulating the critical senses of the observer. The works on display are also an opportunity to pay homage to the ties that Wang Xingwei was capable of building in Shanghai, still active today; thanks to his charismatic personality he made a profound impact with his career but also in the life of his colleagues/friends.
Manuela Lietti - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai