Ming Wang

Region: MFA Annual


My work combines different imagistic rules and visual languages to create new dimensions that are almost always located in a “wonder world.” These reflect reality—from personal experiences, to events happening in our surroundings. I place characters in different settings, experiment with space and rhythm, then create paintings that become curious simulacra.

I often start projects with a vague motif or direction that will hopefully lead to an intriguing image. The trigger may include objects that are acutely attractive to me or the atmosphere created from music or film. When I start painting, I keep asking myself questions and making choices, while gradually noticing what the work is trying to tell me. Through making images, I am searching for my position in the world.