We are delighted to announce the forthcoming opening of Wang Haiyang’s solo exhibition at WHITE SPACE BEIJING on March 17th 2018. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery after The Metamorphosis in 2012. The exhibition includes recent paintings, videos and installations by the artist.
Human secretion, uncommon oral movements, even blood seeking creatures are used in Wang’s recent works as mediums simulating languages. The works effectively function as the artist’s metaphor for homogenous (from Bataille’s ‘general economy’) systems and means of circulations, and also pertain to a form of excretion that cannot be homogenised. The practical notion that is heterogenous appears in his new paintings as well – rich, enraged explosions on the surfaces is the artist’s vengeance upon institutionalised, formalised spaces, combining an individual, immediate, sensational experience with the total life experience, for a pure consumption of life.
Wang Haiyang (b. 1984, Shandong Province, China) received his BFA from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 2008, currently lives and works in Beijing, China. Recent exhibitions include Wang Haiyang: By Myself, OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, China (2017); Recent Acquisitions, Recent Developments, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); New Directions: Wang Haiyang, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2016); Dynamic Field: Wang Haiyang, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); The 1st CAFAM Future Exhibition: Sub- Phenomena: Report on the State of Chinese Young Art, CAFA Art Museum (CAFAM), Beijing, China (2015); The Metamorphosis, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, China (2012).