ʻI believe that, except the eternal time, nothing is unbreakable & unchangeable, such as life, love, friendship, power, politics, civilization, faith & spirit.ʼ– Wu Mingzhong
Born in Hebei, 1963, Wu Mingzhong is one of most important and influential artist in recent years. From his fragile emotional experience, He has stumbled upon the glass as a medium to reflect the psychological connection of man, with the conversion of concept he has transformed it into a new artistic language – the fragility and transparency.
The language became the aesthetic core of Wu Mingzhong’s paintings, as it not only reflects the analysis of people’s fragile psychology but also presents the implication of transparent sociology.
Wu Mingzhong’s paintings have transformed his particular language manner into a series of concepts. Vulnerability is the objective attribute of human beings, Wu Mingzhong takes the vulnerability and transparency as an artistic language of painting to explore and challenge the humanity, while the transparent glass portrait is a intuitive delivery of the fragility of life and the world. Wu Mingzhong has employed the individual experience in his works to challenge and analyze the life circumstances in reality.
Contradiction and conflict, solid and crispness, toughness and fragility, freedom and dictatorship, justice and conspiracy, kindness and evil; his paintings have clearly delivered these contrasts all which are resulted from his ingenious and dynamic management of artistic language.
Wu Mingzhong’s Selected Public Collections:
National Art Museum of China, Beijing Poly Art Museum, National Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece, Guangdong Art Museum, Kent & Vicki Collection, Uli Sigg Collection, Shenzhen Art Museum, Chengdu Art Museum