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August 27, 2005

Wang Xingwei

I enjoy the unsettling quality of these paintings by Wang Xingwei. "Death of a Panda" and "Untitled (Penguin)" have a special creepiness (possibly nsfw due to art).

One of the most disconcerting characteristics of Wang Xingwei’s pictorial production is the total lack of an aesthetic norm. When asked about it, he vaguely answered that he “likes best paintings with strong colours”. On the other side his use of colour is very far from the traditional concept of harmony: the chromatic juxtapositions are often daring, or they are previously decided following laws fixed by the artist.

More Wang Xingwei here. I particularly like "X-Ray".

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 27, 2005 09:27 AM

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