Wang Zhongjie: Divine Melody

Curator: Dai Zhuoqun

7.23 - 9.3 2022

Beijing 2nd Space

 
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Tang Contemporary Art is honored to represent Chinese artist Wang Zhongjie, whose solo exhibition "Devine Melody" will open on July 23rd at Beijing 2nd gallery space. The exhibition is curated by Dai Zhuoqun.

 

 

Venture on, Into the Myth — Wang Zhongjie Solo Show

 

Dai Zhuoqun

 

Wang Zhongjie’s work is like a personal creation myth. Stepping into this mythical world sculpted from the tip of a paintbrush, I feel as if waking from the wildest dream of the darkest night, only to find myself strangled in the depth of a gloomy forest. The starless sky envelops the misty woods; not a soul in sight of this muted country where even the gods have veiled their presence. My vision struggled to pierce through this whimsical mist as my mind envisioned the likeness of the world concealed within.

 

Deeper into the parable, I found myself in a valley: dawn neared, and clarity returned. My heart is thrilled with joy. These moments of transient change between twilight and daybreak, between dark and light, hold within themselves all the unknowns of creation.

 

Sunrise imbued the valley with a golden tint, yet the expanse of green replenished all with reticence. Ready to leave this grim haze, I was cut off by a nimble leopard, a vicious lion and scrawny she-wolf, who pressed my staggering form to the boulders on the cliffedge. In this hour of doom, Wang Zhongjie became my savior. He recounted his life in these dense black woods, which added up to many a year. The only way out is through the path of Avidya, Samsara and Sukhavati. In between day and night, there is consciousness; like a flickering lamp guiding the senses. Wang Zhongjie leads me through his world. He ventures on. I follow. 

 

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Red Cloud

Red Cloud

Acrylic on canvas 70 x 60 cm 2009

Animal inside the Square

Animal inside the Square

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 110 cm 2009

Night Cloud

Night Cloud

Oil on canvas 180 x 260 cm 2007

Bright Cloud

Bright Cloud

Acrylic on canvas 80 x 60 cm 2009

Moon Eclipse

Moon Eclipse

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 180 cm 2009

Web No. 1

Web No. 1

Oil on canvas 180 x 440 cm 2007

Smoke

Smoke

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 50 cm 2004

The Zoo Within

The Zoo Within

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 200 cm 2009

Pale Butterfly and Stray Bird

Pale Butterfly and Stray Bird

Oil on canvas 170 x 280 cm 2007

Moon in Water

Moon in Water

Oil on canvas 180 x 260 cm 2008

Night Shadow

Night Shadow

Acrylic on canvas 200 x 300 cm 2009

Growth No. 1

Growth No. 1

Acrylic on canvas 55 x 41 cm 2004

Growth No. 2

Growth No. 2

Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 cm 2004

Night Woman

Night Woman

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 110 cm 2009

Sunlight in the Distance

Sunlight in the Distance

Oil on canvas 180 x 440 cm 2007

Red Sky

Red Sky

Oil on canvas 180 x 440 cm 2007

Stray Bird

Stray Bird

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 cm 2004

Cobalt Path

Cobalt Path

Acrylic on canvas 50 x 60 cm 2004

Dependency

Dependency

Oil on canvas 180 x 138 cm 1997

Yellow Humans and Blue Fauna

Yellow Humans and Blue Fauna

Acrylic on canvas 160 x 240 cm 2004

Drifting Mist in the Woods

Drifting Mist in the Woods

Oil on canvas 150 x 400 cm 2007

Dance

Dance

Acrylic on canvas 170 x 130 cm 2006

Toiling on the Soil

Toiling on the Soil

Oil on wooden board 182 x 122 cm 1996

Night Man

Night Man

Oil on canvas 245 x 138 cm 1997

Red and Blue

Red and Blue

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm 2009

Untitled 2010-2

Untitled 2010-2

Acrylic on canvas 120 x 180 cm 2010

Untitled 2021-3

Untitled 2021-3

Oil on canvas 115 × 160 cm 2020-2021

Untitled 2021-8

Untitled 2021-8

Oil on canvas 115 × 160 cm 2020-2021

Yellow Cabinet

Yellow Cabinet

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 40 cm 2009

Horse No. 2

Horse No. 2

Oil on canvas 200 x 160 cm 2021-2022

Rooster and the Far-away Butterfly

Rooster and the Far-away Butterfly

Oil on canvas 200 x 160 cm 2021-2022

Window

Window

Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm 2009

Butterfly No. 1

Butterfly No. 1

Acrylic on canvas 35 x 43 cm 2003

Butterfly No. 4

Butterfly No. 4

Acrylic on canvas 55 x 41 cm 2004

Butterfly No. 3

Butterfly No. 3

Acrylic on canvas 41 x 55 cm 2004

Butterfly No. 2

Butterfly No. 2

Acrylic on canvas 29.5 x 21.5 cm 2003

Inner Circle

Inner Circle

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 90 cm 2009

Drift No. 1

Drift No. 1

Oil on canvas 145 x 200 cm 2002

Outer Light

Outer Light

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm 2009

The Sun Outside

The Sun Outside

Acrylic on canvas 60 x 130 cm 2009

Spiritual World

Spiritual World

Oil on canvas 180 x 520 cm 2022

Artist
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Wang Zhongjie

 

1972 Born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Currently lives and works in Dengfeng, Henan.

 

Wang Zhongjie’s recent solo exhibitions include: “Out of Nothing and Nowhere: Wang Zhongjie”(Gallery MC,Shenzhen,2022);“2016-9-28~2019-2-24:Wang Zhongjie,”(Magician Space, Beijing,2019);“Not any Where”(Museum of Contemporary Art,Lisson,2018);“Dark Clouds Blue Sky”(Spazio Kn, Trento,,2017);“Wang Zhongjie”(Magician Space, Beijing,,2016); “In The Need of Light,”(Moart Space,Zheng Zhou,2016);“Dark Clouds Blue Sky”(Ex-chiesetta del Redentore, Vigolo Vattaro (TN),2014);“Stalker and His Shadow”(Magician Space,Beijing,,2012); “Dark Clouds Blue Sky”(Isolo 17, Verona,2012);“Dark Clouds Blue Sky”(Baraccano, Bologna,,2012).etc。

Curator
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Dai Zhuoqun

 

Dai Zhuoqun is an independent curator and art critic. He currently lives and works in Beijing. In 2007, he founded Contemporary Art magazine, where he served as chief editor and art director. He was also the executive director of White Box Museum of Art. In 2009, he launched and jointly curated the “Warm Winter” protest project in Beijing, one of the most important art events in recent years. He has since planned exhibitions and lectures with numerous art institutions, art academies, and museums. He has also published articles in international art magazines and other publications.

 

He has curated exhibitions such as “The Awakening of Things” (White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, 2011); “Superfluous Things” (Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2013); “Civilization” (White Box Museum of Art, Beijing, 2013; OCAT, Xi’an, 2014; Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Museum, Wuhan, 2015); “DISSENSUS AGITATION – The Painting To Language” (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), “Brushwork and True Feeling” (Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, 2018); “Approach Spirits” (N3 Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2018) ; “New Expression of Beijing” (N3 Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2018); “Free Prism Video Wave” (Boxes Art Museum, Foshan, 2019), etc.