Wang Jianwei
The Vast No.2
Dimensions : 173 x 250 cm
Materials : Oil on canvas
Year : 2023

“The Vast” is Wang Jianwei‘s latest series. From “Cambrian” to “The Vast”, the artist has long endeavored to develop a vision for the future within the scope of deep time. Extinct life forms and imagined objects that have disappeared from our vision are united in a time-space beyond what we find habitual. In the same sense, we are still sharing the same ecology with nickel and silicon from the Cambrian period. The supernatural, science-fictional, and biomorphic forms in Wang’s sculptures and paintings extend his dialectical thinking by placing diverse disciplines including art, philosophy, and science in today‘s new artistic practice.