Wang Qingsong, ‘Dormitory’, 2005, Phillips
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Wang Qingsong

Dormitory, 2005

Chromogenic print face-mounted to Plexiglas
66 7/10 × 157 4/5 in
169.5 × 400.7 cm
Edition 4/6 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Wang Qingsong
Chinese, b. 1966
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Wang Qingsong’s staged photographs are vehicles for incisive, witty commentary on economic expansion, social tension, and rising Western influence in contemporary China. His work has been compared to that of Andreas Gursky and Gregory Crewdson due to similar aesthetics and photographic techniques, but Wang’s subject matter is his own, stemming from observations of, and concern for, the future of Chinese society. Images such as Competition (2004), a photograph of a stage set exhaustively plastered in corporate posters, and Follow me (2003), which depicts Wang sitting in front of a huge chalkboard covered with words that refer to the recent contemporary art boom, are resplendent with detail and references to history, popular culture, and Western art, rewarding close looking with a fuller picture of his ironic, deft touch.

Wang Qingsong, ‘Dormitory’, 2005, Phillips
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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, numbered and dated "4/6 2005 Wang Qingsong [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2005" lower right
Wang Qingsong
Chinese, b. 1966
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Wang Qingsong’s staged photographs are vehicles for incisive, witty commentary on economic expansion, social tension, and rising Western influence in contemporary China. His work has been compared to that of Andreas Gursky and Gregory Crewdson due to similar aesthetics and photographic techniques, but Wang’s subject matter is his own, stemming from observations of, and concern for, the future of Chinese society. Images such as Competition (2004), a photograph of a stage set exhaustively plastered in corporate posters, and Follow me (2003), which depicts Wang sitting in front of a huge chalkboard covered with words that refer to the recent contemporary art boom, are resplendent with detail and references to history, popular culture, and Western art, rewarding close looking with a fuller picture of his ironic, deft touch.

Wang Qingsong

Dormitory, 2005

Chromogenic print face-mounted to Plexiglas
66 7/10 × 157 4/5 in
169.5 × 400.7 cm
Edition 4/6 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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