Xiao Wang

Region: MFA Annual

Website: http://www.xiaowangartist.com

City / State: Brooklyn, NY

My practice focuses on realist painting. By taking advantage of oil paint’s great capability of rendering alternative realities, I use mellow colors and thin glazes to create realistic figures, objects, and spaces that evoke a sense of sinister. Film, especially horror and cult film, has been the main influence in my recent work. I am interested in imageries of violence, danger, and tension, and I depict them in a way that mimics the format of film still, while leaving the narrative incomprehensible.