Wang’s subject matter stems from a variety of sources, all of them linked to his cultural patrimony. Houses (1987), for instance, is influenced by black-and-white Shaoxing style architecture found in Zhejiang Province. Wang visited the area early on in his career and the traditional constructions made a lasting impression on him. His design past is also reflected in such works as Sketch-1 (2013), Sketch-2 (2013), and Sketch-3 (2013–2014), all mixed-media works on canvas that translate classical Ming-dynasty chairs into two dimensions. While Night Revel (Han Xizai's Night Revel-4) (2006) is part of a continuing series based on a 10th-century classical Chinese painting of the same name; Wang removed the people from the scene, focusing only on the furniture.