A selection of recent paintings by San Francisco-based artist Xiao Wang. Inspired by cult films, magical realism and symbolist painting, Wang uses dramatic colour and thin glazes to evoke a sense of mystery within his his work. As he explains:
“I source from photographs of sites and models, which I digitally manipulate to build “sets” to paint from. Through these paintings, I hope to create my own mythology. This will be a mythology both of the world and outside of it, blurring the line between truth and fantasy, both deeply rooted in the world and apart from it. Ultimately, these isolated imageries will come together as a montage, revealing an inner logic that unites them.”
See more of Wang’s work below or on display Glass Rice gallery from April 12 to May 11th.