"Le Bon Temps" by Wang Gang

2014-09-11 18:00 - 2014-10-05 19:00

"Le Bon Temps" by Wang Gang

When: 11 Sep - 5 Oct 2014
Where: Karin Weber Gallery
Opening Reception: 11 Sep 2014 Thu 18:00-21:00

Un jeux de marionnette

Un jeux de marionnette, Wang Gang, acrylic on canvas, 120x60cm, 2014


A Chinese artist who now lives and works in Paris, Wang Gang holds his second exhibition "Le Bon Temps" in Hong Kong at the Karin Weber Gallery in September.

"Le Bon Temps" literally has two meanings - times past and passing the time. Both these meanings are explored in this exhibition through a series of imaginative portraits. Wang Gang's paintings evoke a feeling of nostalgia with the central figure often daydreaming or reliving pleasant memories of time agreeably spent. The protagonist, childlike and innocent seems imbued with a sense of inner contentment while absorbed in everyday activities such as playing with a favourite toy or game, drinking tea or simply looking at himself in the mirror. The artist confesses that he wishes to convey a sense of appreciation for the simple pleasures of life, the daily objects with which we pass our time and are a source of hours of engagement, diversion and joy. One could also interpret them as a tribute to a simpler and more uncomplicated time in our lives when we were happier with fewer things.

Juste une decoration de theatre

Juste une decoration de theatre, Wang Gang, acrylic on canvas, 120x60cm, 2014

Not only are the themes captivating - "Eventail", "Un jeux de Marionette", "Masque" but the technique adopted is masterly and perfectly crafted to create wonderful textures and moods. Working in oil on linen, the artist achieves an almost antique feel to his canvases by layering thin paint to achieve a patina like finish on the surface of the canvas. The portraits have a wonderful feeling of innocence and simplicity of a bygone era.

Banc rouge

Banc rouge, Wang Gang, acrylic on canvas, 120x60cm, 2014

Wang Gang
Born in 1964 in Jinan, Shandong Province in China, Wang Gang has been living and working in Paris since 1996. He is a member of La Maison des Artistes de France.


Karin Weber Gallery
Karin Weber Gallery celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. They are an international boutique gallery showing the best of emerging to mid career contemporary art from Asia, Northern Europe and the rest of the world. Whilst our main gallery space is located in Aberdeen Street, just off the Hollywood Road in Hong Kong, they also have offices in Mumbai, London and Berlin from which we source works and service clients.


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