Wu Qiong

Tian An Men Square, 2017
Print, 56 x 69 cm

USD 1,000 – 1,400


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About the artwork

3,4,5 LP This work portrays three groups of children with similar expressions marching in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. From their attire, we can categorize them into different eras: the Republican period, the Cultural Revolution period and the 1980s. Regardless of the time period, Wu Qiong illustrates how the children of China exist as members of a collective that are “marching forth in unison” with those around them. Yet, for adults, aren’t they also placed in a similar context? The artist uses his whimsical style to create a nuanced socio-political commentary on his native China, displaying his visual mastery and skill.

About the artist

Wu Qiong was born in Beijing, China in 1981. He graduated from the Beijing Shi Fan University in 2001 and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. Both sculptor and painter, Wu creates art that represents the childhood that he and many others of his generation remembered and in doing so, creates touching and amusing portraits of childhood that are distinctly contemporary in the Chinese art scene. Acclaimed both internationally and locally, Wu Qiong has participated in various international art fairs, including Art Miami, Art Cologne and Bridge Art Fair.   

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