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Biography

1962
Born in Fujian Province, China
1985
Received Diplomas in Modern LIterature and Foreign Literature, Fujian Normal University
1991
Moved to Hong Kong
2000
Self-taught and trained in the art of calligraphy, seal-carving and ink painting
2003
Attended an ink-painting course at Hong Kong Visual Art Centre

Awarded for his creativity by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department


Inventory Catalogue

Wang Xunliang - alias Shi Zhongsha (Sa Shek) 

Wang Xunliang was born in 1962 in Fujian Province, China.  Physically handicapped, Wang self-trained and self-taught himself through his early years.  He obtained diplomas in Modern Literature and Foreign Literature from the Fujian Normal University in 1985 and moved to Hong Kong in 1991.  He taught himself in the art of calligraphy, seal-carving and ink painting. While doing an ink-painting course at the Hong Kong Visual Art Centre, he was awarded for his creativity by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in 2003.  His works were shown in exhibitions at the Cattle Depot in March & July of 2004, as  well as in the Melbourne Art Fair in Sept. - Oct. of 2004.

Exhibitions

2014
"Asia Hotel Art Fair Seoul", Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea
2013
"Asura - Ink Paintings by Wang Xunliang", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2010
"International Landscapes - Paintings by Wang Xunliang", Art Beatus Peel Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2008
ArtHK 08, Hong Kong
2007
"Yun-Dong - Maoist Humours, Paintings of Wang Xunliang", Art Beatus Graham Streat Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Fair Tokyo, Japan

Art Beijing, China

Art Taipei, Taiwan
2005
"Landscapes 2 - Works of Wang Xunliang", Art Beatus Exchange Square Gallery, Hong Kong

Art Fair Tokyo, Japan
2004
Ink Paintings and Sculptures Exhibition, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong

July Exhibition, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong

Melbourne Art Fair, Australia

Artist's Statement

"International Landscapes - Paintings by Wang Xunliang"

How to introduce to Chinese ink painting new elements, new contents or new concepts and how to draw international attention to these new constituents have long been the on-going quests of practicing artists of ink works. The paintings in this exhibition are my humble attempts to tackle these concerns. I have merged my personal style of landscape painting with the depiction of the national flags of various countries, to realize a conceptual inspiration, to bring forth fresh visual impacts as well as to extend the horizon of shui-mo painting.

Ink painting is an essence and a true spiritual representative of the Chinese culture. National flags are state insignias of various countries. As we move towards globalization with the ever-increasing interactions when “China greets the world and the world fuses with China”, my paintings strive to act as yet another initiative in encouraging harmonious coexistence and understanding among countries. These international landscapes are here to seek your support and endorsement. 

-- Wang Xunliang

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Mao Tse-dong is the man who has changed the history of Modern China.

"Red" is his life-long colour, as we have his red revolution, Red Army, red flags, red political power, red scarves, Red Guards, little red books, the Red Sun, and seas of red flags.

Throughout his life, Mao initiated numerous large scaled mass political movements (Yun-Dong), and these "Yun-Dong" brought sufferings and miseries to tens of millions of Chinese people. At his time, people actually shook in their shoes when they heard of a "Yun-Dong" as each political movement was almost equivalent to a demonic curse. All these, hopefully, were happenings of the past.

My works seek to confine Mao's political Yun-Dong into various forms of sports, dressed up in red humours. With these works, I intend to turn past misery into a source of artistic power and change whatever animosity into a fountain of harmony. The stunning red and green colours, as well as the thick paper-cut out-lines of the images are borrowed from the traditional Chinese folk arts. I hope these Maoist humours of mine would bring in some historical retrospectives as well.


--  Wang Xunliang

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Canada: tel: (1) 604.688.2633, fax: (1) 604.688.2685