September 28, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Beautifully rendered and deeply contemplative, these remarkable new paintings from Medicine Hat artist Yulin Wang are the result of his meticulous observation of Ming and Qing Dynasty ceramic and bronze antiquities from his own collection. Working on each canvas for a month on average, Wang comments that the extreme focus required by his painting process becomes meditative in nature, allowing him to consider the deep and rich past of each object, and feel a connection with the masters who created them. Yulin Wang is a faculty instructor in the Visual Communications department at Medicine Hat College, teaching graphic design and art since 1999. He received his BFA from Nanjing College of Arts in China in 1988. Yulin Wang studied at the University of Texas at El Paso, Texas and later at New Mexico State University, New Mexico, where he earned his MA in Painting and MFA in Graphic Design. Yulin Wang’s work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada and China. He has received Canada Council for the Arts funding in support of his artistic practice, and he is the author of The Art of Ming and Qing Porcelain – Commentary from an Avid Collector (2017) and The Art of Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2013).