Solo Show. Her work is so lively and abstract that one might swear her subjects were moving. Her illustrations possess a psychedelic edge and strange beauty, yet they are also very natural.
The artistic expression of Wang Ai Ying is wonderfully vibrant and imaginative. It is almost impossible not to notice the rainbow of ink that flows in rivers on rice paper. Her work is so lively and abstract that one might swear her subjects were moving. Her illustrations possess a psychedelic edge and strange beauty, yet they are also very natural.
Compared to bold outlines of fuchsia, she also blends her colors with earth tones and sensitivity. She employs a contemporary and remarkable technique when mixing her ink: she uses water and other ingredients to bleed together layers of color to obtain an ethereal effect. It is no surprise that Wang Aiying has even used soy sauce in her medium considering how quirky and avant guarde her expression is. She depicts oddly grotesque characters whose appearances bare a likeness to brilliantly colored wax sculptures melting away to insignificance. In juxtaposition, she often pairs these peculiar people with traditional Chinese motifs such as birds, insects, flowers and fish. By contrast, the ornate and intricate details of these images are gentle and offer the viewer a sense of calm. In this way, her work is also transcendent. Wang Ai Ying's creative process is based on "intuition" and she feels that art should have the "spirit of the era". Of certainty, the work of Wang Ai Ying is exquisite and raw - it is not to be missed.
Art Scene Warehouse 50 Moganshan Lu, Building #4, 2/F - Shanghai Admission free