Wang Jun(b. 1974)
Wang Jun, Sudden Rise of Light, 2007, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120x110cm
Wang Jun lives in China’s rapidly changing urban environment and has seen the environment destroyed as a result of urbanization. Sudden Beam of Light is inspired by rapid urbanization and the sudden change of the Chinese environment, which the artist believes has led people to feel panicked, lost, and depressed. Also, he believes modern life in the city produces poor morals, and he believes it is impossible to change society. In the painting, the individual is stuck in a pointed nest, which represents modern society, and even though he thinks there might be hope to change society, there is none.
Wang Jun was born in Chongqing, China and graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1999. He later received a Master’s degree from the same institution in 2005. The artist currently teaches in the Department of Fine Arts at Guizhou University. Wang Jun’s recent exhibitions include a solo exhibitions at L-Art Gallery in Chengdu, and group exhibitions at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space in Chengdu, Dolors Junyent Gallery in Barcelona, and Tank Loft Contemporary Art Center in Chongqing. The artist currently lives in Guiyang.