Sean Wang Solo Exhibition
Sean Wang’s recent paintings and object-based works explore an openness of the imagination, an imagination that creates a departure from reality. His art practice examines this reflection of reality as the source of art, a reflective process that contains a form of separation. A central theme within his painting is the transcendence of space; using a sculptural approach to his art practice, Wang applies the relationship of adding and subtracting to create the imagery and objects within his work. The canvas itself and his creative materials, are transformed from ready-made painting mediums into an imagined universe. The infinite dimensions of the universe contrasts against the limitations of our daily lives, which forms the reoccurring motif within Wang’s work.
The scenery or materials that are collected through our everyday lives seem to exist within our peripheral vision, we can see them, but the nature of these things eludes our understanding, like the momentary flash of a meteor, visible yet invisible. In recent years, Wang’s art practice reflects on the intangible. Painting or artistic creation have an inexplicable fascination with these experiences directly, much in the way life and all the unknown possibilities that it contains, evokes an anticipation within us. These empty, unfilled spaces form the existence of the universe or a diffusion of space, where imagination is the materialization of reality. Within Wang’s distinctly bold yet finely detailed works, his imaginative narrative oscillates between the tangible and invisible, densely concentrated yet permeates its existence.