Wang Tian-Liang (1950-)
Wang Tian-Liang was born in Shanghai. He graduated from Fujian Arts and Crafts School in 1985, complete courses from the Department of History of Fujian Normal University in 1989, and also MA courses of Art of Fujian Normal University in 1992.
Wang Tian-Liang is a member of the China Artist Association, council member of the China National Arts and Crafts Society, executive director of Lacquer Committee of Chinese Arts and Crafts Committee, managing director and vice secretary-general of Lacquer Committee of the Chinese Carving Association, managing director of Fujian Artist Association, chairman of Fujian Lacquer Culture Committee, director and professor of Art Department of Minjiang University and principal of Fuzhou Arts and Crafts School.
The works of Wang Tian-Liang have been collected by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, National Art Museum of China, Guilin Art Museum, Guangdong Museum of Art, and China Central Television, and also by important cultural institutions in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the United States, Germany, and Australia. His works have also been included in the Complete Works of Chinese Modern Arts, Contemporary Chinese Art, Chinese Art Today, and Catalogue of Contemporary Chinese Artists. His publications include catalogues such as Modern Ink and Wash by Wang Tianliang, Wang Tianliang Lacquer Painting, Painting Collection Excellent Artists of the 21st Century, and Wang Tianliang Lacquer Art.
1993 Awarded the Golden Prize of the “Third China Craft Art Masterwork Exhibition”
2001 Awarded the Golden Prize of the “China Craft Art Exhibition”
2002 Awarded the honorary title of “Art Master of Fujian Provence” by the government
2002 Awarded the Golden Prize of “China Craft Art Exhibition”
2003 Awarded the Golden Prize of “China Craft Art Exhibition”
2001-2003 Awarded the Golden Prize of national exhibitions organized by the Light Ministry Industry and China Arts and Crafts Association for three years in a row.
2004 Awarded the Silver Prize for the “National Art Exhibition”
2005 Awarded the Golden Prize for the “National Art Exhibition”
2006 Awarded the Golden Prize for the “National Art Exhibition”.
(The works of Wang Tianliang have been included in Complete Works of Chinese Modern Arts, Contemporary Chinese Art, Chinese Art Today, and Catalogue of Contemporary Chinese Artists. He has more than ten published catalogues, such as Modern Ink and Wash by Wang Tianliang, Wang Tianliang Lacquer Painting, Painting Collection Excellent Artists of the 21st Century, and Wang Tianliang Lacquer Art. He has also published books such as Fujian Arts and Crafts History, Bodiless Lacquer Art and Fuzhou Lacquer Skill.)
2015.07 “Golden Aesthetic” Wang Tianliang Solo Exhibition, Rhythm Gallery
2015.07 Wang Tianliang Lacquer Exhibition, Yat-sen Gallery, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
2015 Light of Lacquer, Hsinchu Gallery, Mingshan Art
2014 Boundless Lacquer, Taipei Gallery, Mingshan Art
2013.11 Invitation Exhibition of Farglory Group, Taiwan
2013 Invitation Exhibition of Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
2013 Solo Exhibition at Mingshan Gallery, Taiwan
2011 Solo exhibition at Shanghai China Art Museum for Wang Tianling arranged by Mr. Philippe from France
2011 Philippe Staib Gallery was established in Taiwan, and arranged the solo exhibition of Wang Tianliang
2009 Once upon a Dream —Wang Tianliang Solo Exhibition, Beijing, Red Rose White Rose Asian Art
2009 Reappearing Glory — Wang Tianliang Solo Exhibition, Beijing, Red Rose White Rose Asian Art
1999 Invited to hold a solo exhibition in Germany
1998 11th Kikuchi Hospitality Exhibition — Wang Tianliang Lacquer Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Wang Tianliang Contemporary Ink & Color Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
1997 Held the Wang Tianliang Contemporary Art Exhibition in Fuzhou
Principal and master of Chinese contemporary abstract art Wang Tianliang (1950- ) graduated from Fujian Arts and Crafts School in 1985, complete courses from the Department of History of Fujian Normal University in 1989, and MA courses of Art of Fujian Normal University in 1992. Wang Tianliang has acted as the principal of Fuzhou Arts and Crafts School since November 1991. In 1996, Fan Di'an (now the curator of National Art Museum of China in Beijing), who was then dean of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, curated the “Wang Tianliang Contemporary Ink & Color Exhibition” in Beijing, which made Wang Tianliang one of the pioneers of abstract ink studies. In 1982, Wang Tianliang entered Xiamen Academy of Arts and Design to study professional techniques such as crafts and painting, including traditional Chinese painting, lacquer, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and various art studies. During this time, he conducted inward exploration and innovation of traditional Chinese crafts and constructed the Wang Tianliang’s style of ink and lacquer innovation.
Traditional calligraphy is the essence of the works of Wang Tianliang. He started infusing calligraphy into paintings in 1980, and created a new form of painting with the meanings of dismantled calligraphy characters. Since the 1990s, word characters have become representative symbols throughout the lacquer and ink works of Wang Tianliang. These symbols often originate from historic transformations of characters in bone inscriptions, tripods, Qin Zhuan, Han dynasty bamboo slips, Lishu, Xiamen Mo Ya Shi Ke, Weibei, the styles of Yan Zhenqing and Liu Gongquan, and famous ancient grass scripts. The overlapping and interlacing of characters can be seen throughout his works, and the atmosphere created by gradient colors are enhanced by the ingenious use of lacquer. Inserting characters into paintings transcends the usual meanings of characters and words, and leads the viewer to a new experience of the innovative ink art of Wang Tianliang. Since 1995, Wang Tianliang has started using collages in his works of ink and lacquer.
Since 2003, Wang Tianling has been experimenting the “Jin Hui Dui” collage method. The “Jin Hui Dui” method is extremely difficult, time-consuming, and with few successors. The process requires experienced skills in calligraphy, such as xie zhen, grass script, clerical and seal script, various character styles and forms of paintings, as well as tablet calligraphy and bronze designs. In May 2013, Jin Hui Dui was included in the third province level Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong Province. Many abstract ink and lacquer were influenced by this collage technique. In addition, he continued to develop various types of Jin Hui Dui, and mixed forms of abstract and imagery ink paintings by layering the delicate Jin Hui Dui into magnificent lines, which are transformed into the limitless imaginations of ink and lacquer of Wang Tianliang when combined with the rhythm of calligraphy characters and introverted techniques of lacquer. Wang Tianliang annotated Eastern philosophy of. Through simple, neat styles and media, he guides the viewer into the illumination of Zen in 2014. The recent simplistic series, Wang Tianliang presents the introverted, humble, deep qualities of modern calligraphy.
The abstract art of Wang Tianliang is founded on Chinese tradition, and the concept of abstract eastern art is constructed through endless accumulation, comprehension, and prolonged exploration, in addition to reflections and dialogue. Rhythm Gallery invited friends to experience the infused beauty of ink and lacquer, and encounter its meanings and value.
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