Wang Qingsong


Chinese painter and photographer Wang Qingsong was born in Heilongjiang Province, China, and now lives in Beijing. His photographs are large, elaborate, tableaux in style and tend to make witty references to the impact of globalization and modernization in China. In addition, they make references to elements of art history. Qingsong describes his work as “Kitschy, but powerful… Contradictory, but critical” (Art Info). By being both humorous and condemnatory, Qingsong is able to highlight the cultural and artistic misunderstanding of a society in hurried transition. Qingsong attended Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in China, and he had his first solo show at Albion in London. Recent shows have been at ART Strelka in Moscow, Galerie Patrick Veret in France and the International Center of Photography in New York City. He’s also been featured in the magazines Blind Spot and Next Level, as well as The New York Times.