Wang Yan Cheng smiling wearing glasses and a white laboratory coat

Wang Yan Cheng

East meets West in majestic, classically-realised abstractions by Wang Yan Cheng.

Wang is a central figure in contemporary Chinese art. His work continues the legacy of Lyrical Abstraction, in particular, predecessors such as Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun. The energetic, colourful works use highly cultivated painting techniques to create surging abstract compositions. The works are wonderfully textural, with layers of oil paint added over long periods of time. Wang pulls influenc...

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Wang Yan Cheng was born in 1960 in Guangdong, China, and now lives and works in France.


Works placed in prestigious collections worldwide including UNESCO, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing; Museum of Fine Arts, Shangdong; Institute of Fine Arts, Shangdong and Ancient City Hall, Shanghai.

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Critically and commercially acclaimed, Wang is the first Chinese artist to be awarded three medals of honour by the French government and in 2016 one of his paintings was purchased at auction for more than $2,000,000 USD.

Collaborations with Wang Yan Cheng