WANG CHUNLI | 王春黎
- Lives in: Chongqing
A WORD FROM THE ARTIST
The visual realism and logic of the image itself have always fascinated me. Due to continuous replication, the veracity of many of the images we see gradually disappears until the reality behind the original image fades or is hidden.
Rephotographing the image dozens of times using a digital camera and computer screen, opens a dramatic visual gap between the original image and the final replicated version. My work consists mainly of capturing this visual contrast and presenting it via paintings on canvas or on columns of stacked cardboard sheets.
Painting is a means for me to interpret and reconstruct the image that has been dissimilated by camera and computer monitor. The final images look like visions diluted by time, and can only be interpreted and understood through the blurry trail of reality and a full imagination. While these images evoke the fading of an image due to age, in fact this effect is only the result of repeated mechanical reproduction.
|1982||Born in Chongqing|
|2002||Graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute High School|
|2006||Bachelor's Degree in Oil Painting from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute|
|2010||Master's Degree in Oil Painting from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute|
|2011||"Find My Way in My Own Way ", Beijing|
|Chengdu Bienniale, Special Invitational Exhibition, Chengdu|
|2010||"New Vision 2010 - Players" Sichuan Fine Arts Academy Graduating Students Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Gallery Shenzhen.|
|“The Way of the Image”, exhibition with Chen Shijun, Organhaus, Chongqing|
|17th Annual Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Awarded Wenxuan Scholarship, Chongqing Fine Arts Museum, Chongqing|
|The 7th Annual Sichuan Fine Arts Academy Graduate Students Exhibition, Chongqing Fine Art Museum, Chongqing|
|2009||"GREEN" Contemporary Art Festival, Beijing|
|The 6th Annual Sichuan Fine Arts Academy Graduate Students Exhibition, Chongqing Fine Art Museum, Chongqing|
|2008||The 2nd City of Chongqing Exhibition of Works by Graduate Students, Chongqing|
|2007||14th Annual Exhibition of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing Fine Art Museum, Chongqing|
|2006||" The Things Are Still There, the People Are Not", Awarded Second Prize, Exhibition of Works by Sichuan Fine Arts Academy Graduating Students|
|" New Vision 06: Modern Adult", Exhibition of Outstanding Works from Art Academy Graduates, Shenzhen|
|2005||The 13th Annual Exhibition of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Awarded the Creative Painting Award, Chongqing Fine Art Museum, Chongqing|
|2002||The 10th Annual Exhibition of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing Fine Art Museum, Chongqing|