Wang Huaiquin, born in Beijin, 1944, studied in the Central Academy of Craft Art since 1964 and subsequently earned his graduate degree in 1979.
Influenced by his mentor, Wu Guanzhong, Wang was passionate with the modern idea from the West. The artist had developed an enduring concept of esthetics and characteristics uniquely his own after survived the hardship during the Cultural Revolution. However, these had proved to be essential to his success in Chinese Art today.
Though being trained as an oil painter, Wang’s attention was not much on the realistic rendering, but the abstract language of form and space. On a visit to Shaoxing in his earlier days, Wang was struck by the local architectural style and interior setting. The solemnity and vivid contrast of black- and-white architectural details had become the majestic imprints for his art ever since. The artist’s composition in the 90’s saw grander scales and bolder attempts of growing level of fluent elegance. Yet the expressions coming from the works stood larger than the form itself. In recent years, Wang embraced the norm of brush and ink into his works which revealed his philosophic kinship back to the East. Artist had begun a series artistic inquires into the void and substance with several interesting sculptural pieces.
「One to All: the art of Wang Huaiquin」comprises a total of 40 pieces of work from artist’s entire career. Wang had specially titled the exhibition from Tao philosophy which exemplifies the thinkings of “oneness begets duality, duality begets trinity, and trinity begets all things” - a lucid reflection upon artist’s creative route to the manifestation of life.