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Born in Laiwu City, Shandong province, Wang Qian attended the China Academy of Art. Focusing on Bird and Flower imagery, Wang finds harmony between two opposing styles: gongbi (meticulous) and meigu (boneless). In meticulous painting, every detail is defined with high precision. Boasting elegant color and emphasizing line quality, this style tends to be more descriptive than interpretive. In contrast, boneless painting refers to a style devoid of line that delineates form by careful tonal variation. Through the striking union of these styles, Wang renders traditional subjects and styles in a distinctly contemporary context. Wang Qian currently lives and works in Suzhou.
Select Exhibitions and Awards
2009 “Autumn Sun” selected for The First National Chinese Painting Lined Art Exhibition
2008 “Warm Springs” selected for exhibition in the National Small Gongbi Painting Exhibition
2007 “Clear Fragrance” received first place from Shandong Province Laiwu City Municipal Party Committee
2006 “Reed Warbler and the First Snow on a Sunny Day” received “Zhejiang Birds and Flowers Award of Excellence"