WANG DONGLING (B. 1945)
WANG DONGLING (B. 1945)

Like Water

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WANG DONGLING (B. 1945)
Like Water
Scroll, mounted and framed
Ink on paper
181 x 97 cm. (71 1/4 x 38 1/4 in.)
Executed in 2014
Post lot text
WANG DONGLING (B. 1945)
Selected exhibitions
2013 City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (solo)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (group)
2011 Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (solo)
2010 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium (group) 2007 National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (solo)
2002 The British Museum, London, UK (group)
1999 Shenzhen Art Museum, China (solo)
1998 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (group)

Notable collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The British Museum, London, UK
The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Wang Dongling was born in Rudong, Jiangsu Province in 1945 and studied at the Nanjing Teacher's College and the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to the United States in 1989 for four years, teaching and exhibiting at various universities and institutions. In 1998, Wang returned to teach at his Alma Mater in Hangzhou. Wang received traditional calligraphy training and was an apprentice of renowned calligrapher Lin Sanzhi. He once claimed that "the brush has become an extension of my body. Calligraphy has been my calling, my life, and my aspiration." As an artist as well as an active advocate for contemporary calligraphy, Wang combines action and spirit to turn the art of writing from a static art to a dynamic performance. Wang promotes the versatility of calligraphy, in which the format, subject and presentation can be relevant to contemporary society, resulting in abstract calligraphic works that interact harmoniously with their surroundings and audience.

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