Contemporary Artist, Wu Qiong, was born in Beijing in 1981. His mother was a fashion designer and her creativity was inherent in Wu at a young age. He began painting at just six years old.
The Art of Wu
Educated in China, Wu graduated from the Beijing Shi Fan University in 2001 and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.
Wu made the decision to move and continue his study in Singapore. He felt student opinions were more valued and the education style was less rigid. In Singapore students were allowed to move through different mediums of expression. A painting art major could also experiment in performance or music.
Wu is a sculptor and painter. He creates art that represents his childhood whilst providing a sense of fun and whimsy. Innocent facial expressions blending the infant and adult.
Always seeking creative growth, Wu intends to combine technology and tradition to create a stunning new series of works.
The now 37 year old Artist has achieved international acclaim and participated in various art fairs, including Art Miami, Art Cologne and Bridge Art Fair.
Embrace the Process
Wu explained his series…”Here And Now is about travel. The collection doesn’t place importance on the destination, but focuses on the journey instead. Life is like a journey; a road you have to travel. I want to express that for whatever we do in everyday life, we should embrace the process and “enjoy the scenery” along the way.”
Jimmy Hornet favourite: Sculpture “Boy with Tattoo” (pictured). Made of resin it stands 80cms x 50 cms wide.
”I really want to connect with the audience, and for my artwork to resonate with them. As everyone’s lives are definitely different, and we experience different things, I don’t draw very specific icons. Instead, I draw out scenarios that are familiar and recognisable, which might make people feel like they can relate to the art better. So instead of drawing the Eiffel Tower or Mount Fuji, for example, I’d translate the idea of travel or going on a journey with imagery of an open sea, the sky or clouds — things that everyone has experienced in their own ways.”
– Wu Qiong