Guang-Yi WANG

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China in 1956, Wang Guang-Yi graduated from the Oil Paintings Department of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. Since, he has held several successful exhibitions internationally; and his provocative works have been acquired by and showcased in museums around the world.

He now lives and works in Beijing, China.

TECHNIQUE

Wang Guang-Yi repurposes historical Chinese propaganda posters into paintings that satirize the encounter between China’s communist history and the rise of Western influence through advertising. Associated with the “Political Pop” genre within the Chinese Contemporary Art Movement, Wang is best known for his “Great Criticism” series, where he juxtaposes red and yellow Mao-era posters with branded symbols.

ARTWORKS
Guang-Yi WANG

Coca-Cola no Coke - Planche No. 17

Lithograph

120 x 80 cm
47.2 x 31.5 in

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Great Criticism - Polo, 1998

Oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm
59.1 x 47.2 in

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Great Criticism - Emirates

Oil on canvas

200 x 300 cm
78.7 x 118.1 in

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Great criticism - Time Warner, 2005

Oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm
59.1 x 47.2 in

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Izod, 2003

Oil on canvas

40.1 x 50 cm
15.8 x 19.7 in

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Great criticism - Coca-cola, 2005

Oil on canvas

150 x 120 cm
59.1 x 47.2 in

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Coca-Cola No Coke - Planche Nº 17 ~ Wang Guang Yi’s Rhytmical

Lithograph

120 x 80 cm
47.2 x 31.5 in

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Coca-Cola - Planche No. 16

Lithograph

120 x 80 cm
47.2 x 31.5 in

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