Kangi, Connie Wang

Floating in the Flows 2019
Beats under2

sold

Beats, 2019
oil on canvas
46.5 × 55 in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Don't See copy

Don’t See, 2018
oil on canvas
42 × 50 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Lights, 2018
oil on canvas
36 × 57.5 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Rewingding, 2018
oil on canvas
42 × 50 in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

When You Get There, 2019
oil on canvas
48.5 × 60.5 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Will Be Lost, 2018
oil on canvas
30 × 42 in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Says You, 2018
oil on canvas
60 × 37 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wraps, 2018
oil on canvas
36 × 57.5 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wop 1, 2019
oil on paper
17.5 × 23.5in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wop 2, 2019
oil on paper
17.5 × 23.5in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wop 3, 2019
oil on paper
17.5 × 23.5in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wop 4, 2019
oil on paper
17.5 × 23.5in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wop 5, 2019
oil on paper
17.5 × 23.5in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Wop 6, 2019
oil on paper
17.5 × 23.5in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

2018

sold

Selfless Portrait, 2016
oil on canvas
36 × 72 in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

plateau

Plateau, 2018
oil on canvas
52 × 62 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

stardust

Stardust, 2018
oil on canvas
52 × 62 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

sold

Deb, 2018
oil on canvas
24 × 36 in
Kangi, Connie Wang

Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Interchangeable, 2018
oil on canvas
36 × 30 in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Out of the Blue, 2018
oil on canvas
41 × 31 in
Kangi, Connie Wang
Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver, BC

Born in 1992, Nanjing, China
Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

Education

2018

BFA (painting), Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Exhibitions

2018

-Z Gallery Arts @ Context art miami, Miami, FL

 

2018

-May 31st – July 15th, Emerging Vision | Group Exhibition @ Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver,BC

 

2016

-The New Salon, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-Grand Opening Exhibition, Gallery X Studio, Richmond, BC

-I Chew Chew You, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC

-Student Exhibition at DeVise, DeVise Design, Vancouver, BC Community Cabinet, Just for Fun Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-Happy Little Cloud, Landing Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival, Cultch Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

2015

-The Shape of Things, Landing Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-Small Art, Landing Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-Vancouver Artist Book Fair, Vancouver Art Gallery Annex, BC Student Art Sale, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

 

2014

-Polyphonics, James Black Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-Student Art Sale, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

-Anonymous Art Show, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Vancouver, BC Winter Treasures, Port Moody Arts Center, Port Moody, BC

Awards

2015  

-IDEA Art Award    honourable mention, Vancouver General Hospital

Floating in the Flows | Kangi Connie Wang

Reception: Thursday, March 28, 2019. 6 PM – 8 PM

On View: March 28th  –  May 11th, 2019

Gallery Hours:   Thu – Sat 11 AM – 5 PM. And by Appointment

Location: 102 – 1688 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1G1

Contacts: [email protected]

Rewinding, 2018 oil on canvas

Kangi Connie Wang @ Z Gallery Arts

 

Floating In The Flows

Kangi Connie Wang’s practice includes the use of synesthesia, a sound to colour experience that is a translation of another dimension. It is not the core of the work, yet acts as a tool towards an intuitive process building itself out of additive gestures. Born in China, she was raised within an eastern environment for nineteen years before moving to Canada. This context has developed into a practice based around using western materiality, mainly oil paint, to evolve traditional eastern aesthetics. Some of Connie’s influences include traditional ink painting and calligraphy. She translates this into loose confident gestures, fluid brush marks and interest with black and white focused colour schemes. The newest works in her solo show Floating in the Flows incorporate materials such as pastels, spray paint and cutouts, continuing to push forward the realm of her painting and forcing unexpected moments to occur in the works.

Like many young artists, Connie looks toward the question, “ what is painting in this contemporary context?” and seeks to explore this question through the western eastern dialectic. The work takes on a conversation of contrasts, as thick and heavy black marks debate with white flat backgrounds, or negative space speaks against dense and deep impastos. Moments of emptiness are disrupted by motion and sketchy, swift gestures moving through the surface. This upheaval of colliding texture and painted surface enforce the conversed distinction of divided aesthetics which rebel and reconcile on the picture plane in an abstract space. The motion of the gestures, the continuation of flow and endless movement recall the Eastern aesthetic and produce dynamic images untethered to temporal limits. Contrasted against an abundance of texture, and sometimes viscerally satisfying applications of oil paints ground the paintings in a universal material abstraction, ambivalent to context and of a floating aesthetic. Kangi Connie Wang’s work is a compromise of pulling forces and a reflection of her ideologies, at their visual cores.

 

“Synesthesia”是艺术家王康妮的创作核心,通过一种无意识的感知基础,从声音刺激联系到色彩体验,直至另外一个维度。但艺术家却没有将所有的艺术体验都囚禁在这一个主题之上,而是借助“synesthesia”构建自己的艺术创作体系。

 

出生于中国并且接受了长达十九年的东方教育,后移居加拿大。2018年毕业于Emily Carr University of Art and Design。王康妮的成长背景促使她利用西方艺术技巧(油画为主)来延续东方传统美学。受到水墨画和书法的影响,王康妮的作品多以一种轻松从容的方式、流畅的笔触、以及黑和白之间的转换来展示她对中西方文化的理解。此次个展“Floating in the Flows”展示了她2018至2019年的最新作品,除了延续之前一贯的风格之外,还融合了许多新的技巧,诸如:粉彩、喷漆等材料。通过对不同媒介的不断尝试,推进她进入新的绘画领域,并创造出意料之外的视觉瞬间。

 

王康妮常在艺术创作的过程中质问“绘画在当代艺术中的作用”,并且试图通过西方与东方的文化差异,以辩证的眼光来为这个问题寻找答案。厚重的笔刷痕迹和突如其来的留白是王康妮的个人符号,她喜欢在画面当中创造一些空洞的瞬间与笨拙粗略的色块形成鲜明对比,或是通过细腻纹理在颜色变换的过程中制造暧昧。所有的图像都在加法减法,亦阴亦阳之间寻找平衡,以一种极其分裂又反叛的美学与“当代艺术”进行对话。她的作品当中拥有一种可以无限制延续的潜力,不受空间和时间的影响,所有的笔触都只有开始没有结尾,以视觉基础为核心来反应艺术家本人的意识形态以及其对当代艺术的见解。

中文序言:侯园清

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Connie Kangi Wang was born in 1992, Nanjing, China. Graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. At the age of fifteen, she followed her family to Canada and moved to Vancouver. Instinctively, she is moving towards art. For her, it is a royal way to understand the culture and essence of a country. It is certainly to get even closer to the land that welcomed her that she became interested in the technique of oil painting. She has always fascinated by it. Through it, it seemed easier for her to embrace the philosophical issues of this other world represented by Canada.

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