Wang Dongling

1945 · China

Artist biography

Wang Dongling is seen as an established artist, who was born in China. Wang Dongling was born in 1945. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Gao Xingjian, Ho Huai-Shuo, Cu Gan, Tong Yangtze and Wang Dongling.

Wang Dongling's Gallery representation

Wang Dongling's work is on display at Chambers Fine Art | New York in the United States.

Historical Context of China

For centuries, China has been among the most sophisticated and creative cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. Modern art production, when not concentrating on celebrating the ideals of the State, instead reworked many of the classical ideals of Calligraphic ink works made with the brush.

Further Biographical Context for Wang Dongling

Born in 1945, Wang Dongling was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely powerful era which engendered a significant number of disruptions and challenged the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever impact generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society ensued, with ground-breaking philosophies and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-defined conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by uplifting popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. globally, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Wang Dongling

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