Wang Rongzhi - My Own Recipe

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Wang Rongzhi was born in the Southwest Chinese province in Guizhou in 1984. Upon his graduation from Guizhou Normal University in the Academy of Fine Arts department, he obtained an artist residency at the Urban Parts of Contemporary Art Studio. “I have been longing for this moment to happen: to have my own solo exhibition. Now I’m obviously happy and excited for this to happen but I’m also strangely feeling a little bit melancholic. While confidently spreading the works all over my studio space, I had this sensation that they will somehow lose their self-assertiveness if they are hung on someone else’s wall. Sometimes, I choose food ingredients as my main subjects on the canvas, such as grease and burnt food crumbs, which result in a chaotic composition of lines seemingly forming on the surface a pile of grass or a bird’s nest. Organ-like objects, sometimes secreting mucus, diffuse through the layer of chaos happen to be a human head in disguise. I paint following my heart, neither doing so with any pretensions nor purposefully willing to confuse those looking at my art. As I move further along this path, I would often get lost and trapped within this incomprehensible practice. I am eager to seek out originality, to establish new themes so that I can shape my creativity into something vivid. I am eager to chew up the traditional methods and release them back, to cook them to the point that we are unable to recognize their traces. Be that as it may, I need to paint, and to do it in whichever ways I want. So what is painting? I cannot explain it thoroughly. But in any case, I am not only here for its beauty.” Wang Rongzhi


Dry Sausages 2014 Fast drying oil colour on canvas 63 x 55 1/8 in. 160 x 140 cm

Frog Group 2015 Fast drying oil colour on canvas 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. 120 x 80 cm

Gourmet No.2 2015 Oil stick, fast drying oil colour on canvas 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. 120 x 80 cm

Gourmet No. 4 2015 Fast drying oil colour on canvas 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in. 80 x 120 cm

Gourmet No. 5 2015 Oil stick, fast drying oil colour on canvas 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 in. 80 x 120 cm

Ms. Dong 2015 Fabric, fast drying oil on canvas 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. 120 x 80 cm

Nest No.8 2015 Oil stick, fast drying oil colour on canvas 47 1/4 x 31 1/2 in. 120 x 80 cm

Oyster No.1 2015 Oil stick, fast drying oil colour on canvas 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in. 50 x 50 cm

Oyster No.3 2015 Fast drying oil colour on canvas 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in. 50 x 50 cm




Born in Jinping, Guizhou, China


An Extra Cut, K11 Guiyang Art Village and Urban Parts, K11 Art Village, Guiyang, China

Currently lives and works in Guiyang, China

Contemporary Artists Studio Opening Exhibition, K11 Art Village, Guiyang, China


Lifestyle Exhibitions Series 1 – Spreading Wild . Guiyang Urban Parts Contemporary Artists Blue Roof Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

Graduated from Guizhou Normal University, School of Fine Arts, Guiyang, China Works at Urban Parts of Contemporary Art Studio, Guiyang, China


Young Artists Promoting Show, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China 2009

Lead Up, The Exhibition of the Chinese Fine Arts Critics Nominations, Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, Beijing, China


Southwest Strength: Contemporary Art Exhibition Tour, Sichuan Fine Art Museum, Chengdu, China


My Own Recipe, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong SAR, China

Landscape: Urban parts Painting Exhibition, Wu Jiao Chang No.800, Shanghai, China


Cat's Soliloquy, Jinse Gallery, Chongqing, China

Hangzhou Art Fair, Jinse Gallery, Hangzhou, China April Spring Sand, Nominated by the Contemporary Art Exhibition, K Gallery Shanghai, China


Experiment of Living, Dezi Gallery, Beijing, China


Da Tang, Annual Chinese Aggressive Art Exhibition, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China Not Just Style, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China


Disordered Aesthetics, K11 Art Village, Wuhan, China The Narrative of Guiyang: “Urban Parts Contemporary Artists” on the New Long March, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, China Qi Chi – Loneliness, Inner Feelings and Sufferings, Space Station, Beijing, China


Delusions • space • Dreams, Blue House Youth Arts Village, Chengdu, China Suddenly, Huafu Art Space, Shanghai, China


Corner – Contemporary Art from Guiyang, K Gallery, Chengdu, China Four Corners of Words and Hearings, the 3rd Guiyang Biennale, Guizhou Art Museum, Guiyang, China Animal’s Carnival, Invitation Exhibition for Chinese Artists, Blue Space, Chengdu, China Shanghai Spring Art Salon, Jinse Gallery, Shanghai, China

Published on the occasion of de Sarthe Gallery exhibition:

WANG RONGZHI MY OWN RECIPE July 21 - Sept 10, 2016

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