Wang Guangyi – A Chinese artist part of the China’s new art movement.
Wang Guangyi is a Chinese artist.
He was born in Harbin on the north est of China.
He studied at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts.
He is working and living in Beijing.
Wang is a leader of the new art movement that started in China after 1989.
Wang Guangyi painted different canvases called “Great Criticism” using old images of Chinese propaganda from the Cultural Revolution with logos of Western luxury brands.
These works are the main and well-known works by Guangyi.
He thought that political and commercial propaganda are two forms of brainwashing.
He forced Chinese and the rest of the world to reflect the 2 topics: the propaganda, used in China and the mass consumption especially expensive products, for the western countries. Both negative things for Guangyi.