With this new, more abstracted body of work, Wang—a photographer and a trained painter whose practice has included a variety of media—sets off down a very different path, as he investigates the concept of what makes an image. Employing a technique completely different from his past works, “PROBE” and “PROBE II” are the results of Wang’s painstaking studies into an image’s fundamental core: the pixels from which it is composed. The work challenges how we typically perceive images, posing questions such as, what are the visions we see comprised of? And is the significance of the original image gone once we can no longer recognize it? As Wang argues, a real-life subject, once represented at all, becomes divorced from its original context—and ripe for manipulation.