Xiao Wang: Hyperfoliage

Organized by González Jassan

The Java Project

252 Java Street, Brooklyn NY

February 13 – March 7, 2021

 

González Jassan, in collaboration with The Java Project, is pleased to announce Hyperfoliage, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based, Chinese artist Xiao Wang. For his first solo exhibition in New York, Wang has created a series of paintings rendered in brightly-hued colors and thin glazes that reimagine the tradition of Romanticism and the dynamics between landscape, power, expression.

 

Wang is best known for cinematic paintings that weave together realistic narratives and naturalistic techniques with surreal elements of dream or fantasy. Wang’s subjects, which he refers to as “actors,” are often friends and loved ones—as well as self-portraits of the artist himself—commonly placed in constructed scenes that linger between commonplace activities and whimsical poses. The artist states, “I want to connect them by creating a “same-ness” in their psyche, as if they are all haunted by the same experience and the same anxieties.”