Lunch Hour with Victor Wang
Wednesday, July 6
4–5am AEST (Thursday, July 7)
Lunch Hour with Julie DeBoer & Victor Wang
Conveying life experiences through art!
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Join Julie deBoer for a LUNCH hour chat with Master Artist Victor Wang
“Although I often gain great pleasure from the process of painting, it is most important to unfold expressively those feelings within myself.” —Victor Wang
Navigating two worlds and always holding the tension and beauty of both, Mastrius Master VICTOR WANG sculpts figures and portraits with paint. Elements of his own experiences are always present in the works he creates. Victor exhibits internationally and teaches at Fontbonne University.
Tune in for a candid conversation about:
- Victor’s experience growing up in Northern China during their Cultural Revolution and his subsequent emigration to the USA
- His use of figures and portraits for expressing human experiences
- How and why Victor uses symbols, such as the sunflower, to portray emotions in his paintings
As always, we’re LIVE & INTERACTIVE, so BRING YOUR QUESTIONS!
About Victor Wang
Oil | Acrylic | Graphite
The human figures in my paintings represent the emotional tension and psychological drama of life’s turning points. The blend of luminous color and buttery texture evoke the enigmatic environment where these moments of meditation originate. I have interwoven the sunflower – a symbol throughout my life embodying both sorrow and joy and collaged images from China’s Tang Dynasty – a signature of my heritage into my paintings.
I am influenced recently by the way Auguste Rodin used clay to model figures, In his Sculpture contains expression and dramatic body language and through his marvelous clay marks making we could sense of inner emotions and feelings. So I have tried to treat my color paints as clay to build up the form on canvas. The thickness of the paint evokes a sculptural physicality and multi-level quality.
Date: July 06, 2022
Start time: 12:00 p.m. MDT
End time: 01:00 p.m. MDT