ZHAN WANG (1962 - Present)

Zhang Wang is a Chinese sculptor. His career as an iconoclast began with In a Twinkling (1993), an installation of superrealist figurative sculptures. Although he is best known for being a contemporary Chinese sculptor, he is also known in other art forms such as installations, photography, and video. His pieces consist of conceptual ideas where he "embraces and subverts several other major traditions in modern art, both Chinese and Euro-American. Many of his works include the use of simplistic objects that serve a purpose of telling a complex idea. Many of his ideas that are expressed through his works pertain to Chinese culture. In 1993, he was featured in his first exhibit and since then he has been showcased in over 125 exhibits, 24 of which were solo exhibitions.