Wang Qingsong’s photographs deal with many controversial issues of today’s China. With a mostly humorous and always quite theatrical and political approach, Qingsong ‘s oeuvre reflects problems of consumption, religion, and politics, which are the results of the transformation, still being experienced by people since the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In order to accomplish his large-scale photographs, the artist creates stunningly detailed scenes that perceptively blur the lines between dark fiction and reality.
Wang Qingsong (b. 1966, Heilongjiang) graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in China. Focusing on the art of photography at end of the 90’s, Qingsong held solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009); Stadtmuseum, Germany (2010); International Center of Photography, New York (2011); Gallery 100, Taipei (2012); Koege Museum, Denmark (2014); and One World, One Dream, Dirimart Nişantaşı, Istanbul (2016). His works are held in public collections of various museums such as Hubei Art Museum and Guangdong Art Museum in China; White Rabbit Art Museum, Sydney; San Francisco Art Museum; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and J. Paul Getty Museum, California. Qingsong lives and works in Beijing.