Born in Beijing in 1962, Wang Yuping was enrolled in the Ceramics Department, Central Academy of Art and Craft in 1983, enrolled in the Oil Painting Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 1985, and he graduated from the No.4 Studio of the Oil Painting Department, CAFA in 1989. Currently he works in the Oil Painting Department, CAFA.
Wang Yuping is known for his gritty, comic book style portraits of urban life in China. His paintings are playful, feature rough, tough or absurd Beijing characters and seem to spy on life in the inner city as a kind of Wang Shuo of the art’s world. In 1990, he participated in the Exhibition by the faculty of the Oil Painting Department at Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1992, he participated in the New Generation Art Exhibition. In 1993, he had his second exhibition in National Art Museum of China. In the same year, Wang Yuping’s Works was published in Taiwan. In 1994, he took part in the Exhibition of Works Nominated by Chinese Art Critics; two of his works have been collected by the National Art Museum of China. In 1997, he participated in the 47th Venice Biennial. His works have exhibited in various notable exhibitions in China and abroad and were introduced to the American readers in the magazine of Art News. By placing us in intimate spaces with arresting, descriptive personal images, Wang Yuping continues his exploration of urban culture and social change.
About the exhibition
Curator: Dai Zhuoqun
Dates: Mar 17, 2017 – May 13, 2017
Opening: Mar 17, 2017, 16:00, Friday
Venue: Tang Contemporary Art Beijing
Courtesy of the artist and Tang Contemporary Art Beijing.