The exhibition explores the theme of "city", to which Wang Xiaoshuang has devoted his attention for 3 years. “Urban Boundary” includes 8 pieces of his works. As for the visual presentation of these paintings, the artist draws on his previously developed painting skills. Through the accumulation of painting materials, combined with thick paint strokes, a strong, bold texture is developed.
In the series of “Invisible City”, the real face of urban view is hidden in the thick grey pigment, leaving only the shadowy outline. When the observer takes a close look of the work, even those outlines have become difficult to detect. Between the concrete and abstract, visible and invisible, Wang Xiaoshuang conveys his own thoughts about the problems caused by changes in cities.
“Urban Language” and other series of works by Wang Xiaoshuang serve as a metaphor for his anxiety about the present situation of all things metropolitan. Straightforward scenes of a dark tone appear to present the negative effects of industrialized civilization, on both cities and human beings alike.
Born in 1991, Wang Xiaoshuang graduated from the oil painting department of Xian Academy of Fine Arts. He was one of the outstanding Young Chinese Artists nominated to take part in the exhibition "From the East to the West" at the Livingston Art Exchange Center (Livingston, U.S.A.) and “New Youth: Global Popularization Program of Contemporary Art” (New York, U.S.A.). His works have also been exhibited both in commercial galleries and institutions including the Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum (Ningbo, China), Zhejiang Art Museum (Hangzhou, China) and the China Art Palace (Shanghai, China).