Everyone can make a difference.
Everyone can practice low-carbon and an environmental lifestyle.
Everyone can reduce unnecessary consumption and waste.
Everyone can express their love and passion for nature through art.
Everyone can play a vital role in global warming and the protection of biodiversity.
Sophia Xinman Wang / Life and Co-existence ocean series shark / 400cm x 200cm / Installation / 2020
Sophia Xinman Wang / Life and Co-existence sky series anasomus / 350 cm×150cm / installation / 2020
Sophia Xinman Wang / Life and Co-existence north pole series polar bear / 400cm x 450cm x250cm / installation / 2020
Sophia Xinman Wang / Life and Co-existence ocean series dolphin / 100cm x 88cm / ink and acrylic
Sophia Xinman Wang / Life and Co-existence sky series Toucan / 100cm x 88cm / ink and acrylic
Sophia Xinman Wang / Life and Co-existence north pole series polar bear / 100cm x 88cm / ink and acrylic
As an international environmental protection artist active around the world, friends call her Sophia instead of her Chinese name Wang Xinman.
Sophia has been carrying out artistic practices on public issues of environmental protection for more than ten years from the three aspects of “the symbiotic relationship between man and nature”, “protecting biodiversity” and “low-carbon lifestyle." She uses unique artistic language and environmental protection materials, the integration of art, environmental protection, public education, fashion, design, as a whole, to create a collection of beauty and connotation in one, shocking and profound significance of the work of art.
Sophia's work of art that blends contemporary Chinese ink and acrylic materials is thought-provoking. The animals in the picture used Dongba text, a combination of phenotypic and phenotypic composition of the picture pictogram from Yunnan, China,used more than 1,000 years ago, and is still in use today. Dongba known as the "living fossil" of the text, is the world’s only surviving hieroglyphics, In 2003, Dongba ancient books were added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register and digitally recorded. Along with the Dongba graphic text, quantum mechanics formula symbols as background ornaments-together form a dimensional contrast of time and space, to inspire viewers to examine the past and present human ecology, and trigger human society on the relationship between nature, science, technology, and environment reflection.
“Life and Hope” is an important work of Sophia’s typical character. Building a conflicting “situation” through some “uncontrollable” accidental color relationship, enables the audience to experience different emotions. This is accomplished through the “psychological sculpture” of artistic language, the birth and destruction of species carved from the individual’s inner memory and pursuit. Sophia Xinman Wang’s work attempts to focus on the thinking of connecting people from heaven and earth. Black-and-white color contrast, symbolizing sadness and pain, and color, metaphorical happiness and hope. In some of her installations, she uses branches, paper cuts, water powder, linen, plastic, etc., as a medium of creation to look at how humans build relationships, communities, and natural systems from an anthropological perspective. These serious themes are reflected in Sophia Xinman Wang’s work and are reborn in the form of artistic symbols. Sophia tries to blur all the social differences between culture, identity, color, rich and poor, and to explore the effects of environmental change on the Earth’s ecosystem by thinking about the quantum mechanics time dimension and focusing on the transformation and variation of fragile and great life.
Air pollution, global warming, waste accumulation and unconscionable consumption are all about everyone’s present and future. In the current crisis period of global warming, it can be seen that artist Sophia Xinman Wang through the picture of the spirit of criticism, from the reality of the current global ecological environment crisis, extended to the reality of human and animal survival crisis situation, the realization of material and spiritual double criticism. As an international environmental eco-artist, Sophia Xinman Wang has been using her dedication to art for more than a decade to speak out about the global climate crisis. Suggest that we are good at finding the beauty of nature in the busy work, in the practice of low-carbon lifestyle to find the ecological beauty, in the inner feeling of great love to embrace the beauty of life. Sophia’s artistic practice lies in awakening the modern people to find the soul, return to the harmony and unity of all things living in heaven and earth.
Dr. Joyce Gattas
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