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WANG YANCHENG (né en 1960)

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Sans titre, 2012 Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left 150 x 150 cm - 59 1/16 x 59 1/16 in. Wang Yancheng was born in 1960 in the province of Guangdong, China. A Franco-Chinese painter, he acquired a Western academic training at the Shandong Fine Arts School, with Chinese artists who had returned from their travels in Europe. Divided between France and China, Yancheng exhibited and was noticed in 1996, at the Salon d'Automne in Paris. Two years after his rise to prominence with French critics, his works entered Chinese public collections, more specifically the Shenzhen Museum of Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of China in Beijing. In the 1990s, admiring Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun, Wang Yancheng visited Saint-Etienne for the first time. His work is an affirmation of the heritage of lyrical abstraction that he received from these artists. In 2010, the Musée de Montparnasse devoted a retrospective to him, exhibiting a series of recent works, which were later exhibited in Beijing. Nature is paramount in Yancheng's paintings and is the main focus of his exploration of his subjects. Mountains, oceans and deserts are suggested by a palette of natural colors and organic forms, which act as a transmitter of feelings. He develops in his compositions, a pictorial freedom that allows him to retranscribe in a direct way his individual emotions.