Stride Arts Solo Exhibition:
Beyond the Image
New York, NY - Stride Arts is pleased to present Beyond the Image featuring recent artwork by Chinese contemporary artist and philosopher QX Wang. This exhibition brings together QX Wang’s thirty-three paintings and fifty ceramics.
QX Wang is a philosopher and a pioneer in the Chinese contemporary and modern art world.
“Artists are the gateway to our future and they are agitators and disruptors” Kasseem “ Swizz Beatz” Dean, Art News, 2020 winter.
QX. Wang is definitely one of them.
For QX WANG, a native of Laizhou, Shandong, the beautiful Daze Mountain of his native land is his major source of inspiration. In tribute, he has adopted “Da Ze Ren” as his artistic name.
Mr. Wang started to practice Chinese calligraphy at a very young age. He later received his master’s degree in art and Ph.D. in philosophy and English literature from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A natural-born artist even though he only began to paint professionally at 52, his talents were discovered and recognized immediately in China, Taiwan, Japan, and the US.
Mr. Wang uses long and heavy brushes to draw or write on Xuan paper, often employing a mixed medium of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paint. There is great emphasis on line of all varieties. Viewing his work from a distance, one can readily appreciate the element of Chinese calligraphy.
In his own words “painting is an extension of calligraphy, and calligraphy is the dance form between the pen and ink”. QX Wang’s brushstrokes pay attention to the sense of order, flow, and rhythm. They make you feel like he is writing a story with the music.
For the last 25 years, he has participated in many solo and group art exhibitions worldwide. Many pieces of his art have been collected in art museums in China and Taiwan. His collectors include individuals and corporations from China, Japan, and the US.
© 2020 Stride Arts. QX Wang introducing his artworks during opening night of his solo show "Beyond the Image" at Stride Arts.
© Natan Fox. Image courtesy of the artist.
QX WANG, QING XIANG WANG
aka Da Ze Ren 大泽人
QX Wang, aka Da Ze Ren, born in Shandong, Laizhou, 1942 received his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has taught for over thirty years at Henan University, China, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and St. John’s University in New York.
He has served as president of the Chinese Painters Association, academician and honorary president of the Academy of Asian Arts, president of New York Contemporary Artists and the New York Modern and Contemporary Art Research Institute.
Critics say: “QX Wang is extremely courageous in exploring his own way for renovation. He has successfully established his style which is emotional, passionate, and rich in calligraphic properties” and “Due to his unique cultural ideology, broad perspective, and art practice, he is regarded as a representative figure and his art as a significant existence in contemporary art”.
QX Wang has been widely exhibited internationally. His work has been highly coveted in China, Taiwan, Japan, USA, England, Germany, Spain, France, and elsewhere.
2019 “Difference Means Art”, Solo Exhibition. Baiyaxuan Art Center, 798. Beijing.
2019 “Not as What You See”, Solo Exhibition. Dahewan Art Museum, Songzhuang, Beijing.
2019 “2019 2ND Hudson International Contemporary Art Show”, New York.
2018 “2nd Grain Rain: Q. X. Wang Solo Exhibition”. Inno Art Center, Xinzhu, Taiwan.
2017 “Ceramic Art: New Vocabularies-Second National Tri-Annual Exhibition”. Guangzhou, China.
2017 “Accomplished in Dreams: Q. X. Wang’s Recent Works.” Baiyaxuan Art Center, Beijing.
2016 “Looking Back at the East: Q. X. Wang’s Art - A Parallel Show with Picasso Entering China.”
2016 “Probing East and West – Q. X. Wang, Chen Xiangdong, Zhang Lanjun.” Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. Tai Pei.
2015 “Fukui, Hsu, Mann, Wang.” Group Show at Flynn Gallery, Greenwich Library, Connecticut.
2007 “The Unusual Way: Q. X. Wang Art Phenomenon.” Shanghai Art Museum.
2005 “Traditions Challenged.” National Art Museum of China, Beijing.