Pop realism in Xiao Wang’s original paintings
Xiao Wang is a Chinese artist famous for his original paintings, inspired by cult films and pop culture. Discover his works in our gallery.
Xiao Wang is a Chinese painter who lives and works in the United States. In recent years he has been awarded first place for the Anne Bremer Memorial Prize, and the silver prize for Art Forward Contests, was also nominated for the SECA award by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2016.
As the artist explains about his work:
“My work focuses on figurative realism painting. I use dramatic colors and thin glazes to render realistic figures, objects, and scenes that evoke a sense of mystery”.
The cut of the scenes is often the result of a careful film study, inspired by several cult films: his paintings depict characters in uncertain moments, placed in independent narratives. But it is not only the world of cinema that influences him, the artist has repeatedly stated that among his sources of inspiration are the paintings of Symbolists and advertising photo shoots, so we can define his style pop realism.
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