WANG YAN CHENG
Wang Yan Cheng was born in 1960 at Guadong, in China, and lives and works in the Paris region. Since his very thorough and classical training at the School of Fine Arts in Shandong, China in 1978, where he became a lecturer and then senior lecturer in 1995, success has followed Wang Yan Cheng throughout his career. He was general secretary to the Association of Chinese Artists in the World in 1996, then official representative of China for the Association of Plastic Arts at UNESCO in 2002.
Today, following a slow evolution in plastic arts and a long period of contemplation similar to daydreaming, Wang Yan Cheng translates a world which is singularly silent, where moments of unclear memories intertwine with a fascination for buried traces and the omnipresence of worldly ashes. He reduces mental opposition between space and time to a luminous moment of creative jubilation, a sensual, searing intensity which is immediate and indefinable. The artist is drawn more to the fragmentation of time rather than its potential reversibility.
In his still lives, painted in a western style, time is fixed once and for all in the work of this Chinese artist. It floats onwards and is dotted with particles of light in a perceptible vagueness. Wang Yan Cheng’s painting is a plastic, completely original synthesis, where western painting and Chinese pictorial traditions meet in sophisticated harmony. His grammatical structure of forms opens up a universe of rare beauty and delicate spirituality.
His painting has evolved, as shown by the numerous exhibitions in Europe and Asia and purchases by galleries.
Wang Yan Cheng in now considered as a master in Lyrical Abstraction, the rightful successor of Zao Wou-Ki and Chu The-Chun.