Wang Yong

Bron in 1976 in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China

1997 Graduated in Arts department, Pengcheng University

To me, drawing pictures was just for fun at the very beginning, which is not a hard job. However, as time goes by, I realized that drawing well is not an easy work, and sometimes it is not fun at all . It can be bored both mentally and physically. I have to admit that it was not appropriate to regard drawing as a simple task of making some good looking pictures with a sense of impulse. I am now turning into inside, trying to find something massive, something more implicit and mature, hoping to transform something visible into something sensible, impulsive into reasonable.


When I first drew pictures of mantis, I could not make it clear the relationship between them and human beings. I thought when I watched them, they watched me back as if they were communicating with me. In my pictures, they were just like human, having various feelings such as loneliness, helplessness and at the same time, they were so abstract visional.


In nature, I noticed that after intercourse, female mantis usually eat male mantis up only to accumulate more nutrition for feeding their offspring. Suddenly I understand that male mantis are ready to devote their lives for love. How romantic and solemn. Gradually, my pictures are being changed as I am changing: a mantis is looking at other mantis with knives and folks on the table in clean color, full of sense of formality and peace.


Mantis as human beings, their living status are the focus in my pictures, struggling for understanding, suffering from inside pain and unease. They are weak images in my series pictures: sometimes lonely and sometimes hysteria; sometimes bored and sometimes fierce. Generally they are enlarged in size for the viewer to watch them face to face, being nowhere to escape.


2012 galerie les Métamorphozes

2011 galerie les Métamorphozes

2010 galerie les Métamorphozes

2009 Château de tours

2008 Sunshine International Art Annual Exhibition, Sunshine Museum, Beijing

2008 Different Way Unique Space Collective Exhibition, Beijing

2008 Made in SongZhuangш, Sunshine Art Museum, Beijing

2008 Spokesman for Nature,Beijing & Shanghai

2008 Sculptures Party-The Lst Communion Exhibition of Songzhuang’s Sculptors,Beijing

2008 Art in the Storehouse Artist collective Exhibition, Beijing

2008 Earth Spring Artist collective Exhibition, Beijing

2007 Songzhuang Contemporary Artist collective Exhibition, Songzhuang A Art Center

2006 TianGuangYunYing Artist collective Exhibition, Sunshine Art Museum, Beijing

2005 One of organizer in the Extending the Great Wall for Another Ten Thousand Miles Culture Project, Beijing

1997 Artist collective Exhibition, Xuzhou