Dr. Sophia Xinman Wang
Executive Director of the Project Art Competition hosted by the UNESCO World Academy of Youth Art, Ambassador for Biodiversity Conservation at the Wildlife Forever Foundation of the United States
Deputy Director of the Art Committee of The American Association of Yunnan Provence, China. Chief Artist, Yunnan Plateau Ecological and Environmental Protection Foundation, China.
European Union-funded project low-carbon school guidance experts. Invited artists from the French Cultural Centre. Invited Artists for Sino-French Environment Month.
Visiting professor at many universities at home and abroad.
Sophia Xinman Wang, through the comprehensive materials, installation art, mass participation art and art events in various forms, promotes the creation of animal protection, protection of the natural environment as the theme of her art works and activities, to show the observation and thinking of life, to stimulate public attention and action on global biodiversity conservation, global climate issues.
“In her paintings, Xinman Wang explores the intersection of Western For Western viewers, her painting is in the style of or influenced by the French Impressionist painter Henri Matisse. But for me, I can also see some cultural elements of the Yunnan School of Heavy Color Painting which was started more than 30 years ago when a group artists working in Yunnan to celebrate the customs and lives of the ethnic minorities who inhabit China's subtropical southwestern province of Yunnan. The ceaseless efforts of this group artists’ artistic exploration soon gave rise to an entire school of painting which came to be known as the Yunnan School of Painting. Since then the Yunnan School of Painting has gained critical international acclaim and established itself firmly in Chinese art history. Its stylistic vocabulary and topical themes are characterized by uniformity in line work, bold usage of colors, a love for overlapping geometric design, a daring combination of both traditional Chinese form and Western abstract art, depicting subjects that centered on the indigenous ethnic people, culture and myths of the Yunnan province."
Dr. Ian Wang
Curator of the Spurlock Museum of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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