Wenkai Wang

Personal Illustration

New York
2019 - now

Compared to photography as a visual medium that allows the artist to step back from his own perception of reality , drawing to me is to gain elusive transcendence in the process of form-making. I see myself as a decedent from the surrealist tradition, like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte and more recent influence like Roger Ballen. My work are often about approximating a point between surrealism and art brut, and through such approximation I try to explore the pure unconscious, psychic experience. My approach to drawing is much like recount a dream after waking up in the morning; logic of the conscious forces meaning to emerge out of bringing together incongruous objects, things that don’t belong together but as a holistic view somehow still makes sense. I make most of my drawings/illustrations on iPad Pro.

WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF REALITY WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF REALITY WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF REALITY
WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF REALITY WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF REALITY WELCOME TO THE DESERT OF REALITY