Du Wang (b.1956, China)

Born in 1956, Wang Du produced at the age of sixteen posters and paintings for the Cultural Revolution. He enrolled the Guangzhou Institute of Fine Arts in 1981 and is the founder of the Southern Artists Salon.

He has been recognised as a master of manipulating images related to the mass media. He is an iconoclast who re-appropriates and deconstructs the spectacular images of our contemporary society, especially those related to the logic of creation, consumption and manipulation of information, both textual and visual. In his often large-scale sculptures and installations, Wang Du turns some of the most spectacular moments propagated by the mass media into ironic and absurd forms. The artist has been quoted as saying "I organize my projects just like the media do with reality". 

Wang, Du b.1956

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