王翁舟 Andrew Wang Art Gallery


 

 

 


Art Show Information: taking a break

Something about me:

I look at the world through the eyes of an artist. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, both the eastern and western influences come out in my artwork. Since childhood, I have loved to draw and paint. My parents tried to keep me quiet and avoid me getting troubles, they would  give me a pen and many pieces of paper. I could draw anything coming out of my mind for hours. When they ran out of paper, I would use a pen, even just a piece of broken brick, to draw on the walls, floors or frosted glass. That behavior always resulted in punishment, however, it didn't stop me.

After high school, I did not follow my hearts' desire continue creating art, due to schoolwork and searching for meanings of life until after 20 years when I moved to Canada in 1999.I studied New Media Production in Centennial College and began working on my art again in Waterloo, Ontario. First year living in Canada, the landscapes of Ontario gave me inspirations to pick up the brushes and paint again. At that time,  I worked on watercolour more, because this was the media I familiar with. In that period of time, I tried to recall the excitement feelings of creating art and express myself through the brushes.

When moved to Toronto in 2000, I found the magic of acrylic paint. I could use it as watercolor as well as oil paint. I started to use thicker pigments to paint on canvases. And I started to shift my art from realistic style to abstract style also. In the mean time, I created small pieces of art, such as greeting cards, art T-shirts and Artomat art, it was just an easier way to introduce my art to the public.

In 2009, I created a series of installation, contemporary style of art. The idea came out from that I don't think art is just an object hanging on the wall or put on a pedestal. It should be able to interact with the audiences, because it is part of art when the audiences interact with them

Painting is one of the ways I express myself. I like to sketch the images on my mind then through my hands, I create them on the canvas, paper or mixed media. The process of transforming a thought into a piece of art has struck me as magical. Creating art is an exercise of body and mind for me.  More precisely it is likely a form of meditation. It keeps me calm. Therefore, I have many different styles of art, as my body and mind grow when I explore the world.


Two artists that I really respect are my art teacher Shih-Chiao Li, who introduced me to the art world when I was eight years old and Pablo Picasso who created his art always from his heart and always exploring the different fields. I try to explore the idea from an eastern point of view and western techniques to create my own style of paintings. I want my paintings to show my passion for life.

Participated Art shows : Please click the titles to see the pictures of my art and the shows

 

2014

·  New Art

·  The Square Foot Project — Art Square Gallery, Toronto

·  Start Small Dream BigArt Gallery and Auction, Perennial Design, Toronto

2013

·  Holiday ShowGroup show at Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto

·  The Artist ProjectGroup Show at Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto

2012

·  Art-o-mat® 15th Anniversary Swap Group Show at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, USA

·  Group Show at Gallery HittiteGroup Show at Gallery Hittite, Yorkville, Toronto

2011

·  Wang's Family Poetry and Art show—group show at 228 Memorial Museum Taipei, Taiwan

·  Riverdale Art Walk—group show at Jimmy Simpson Park, Toronto

2010

·  Contemporary Fine Artists You Should Know About—group show at Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto

·  The One I Love The Most—group show at Propeller Centre For the Visual Arts, Toronto

2009

·  Nuit Blanche : Elaine Fleck's Catalogue of Contemporary Fine ArtGroup show at Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto

·  10th Anniversary Spring Fling—group show at Gallery 888, Toronto

·  Toronto Art Expo—Toronto indoor group art show at Toronto Convention Center, Toronto

2007

·  T-ART—group show at Scratch Gallery

·  Art-o-mat® 10 Anniversary Swap—group show at Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

·  Toronto Art Expo—Toronto indoor group art show at Toronto Convention Center, Toronto

2006

·  Queen West Art Crawl—group show at Queen St. West area, Toronto

·  Square Foot—group show at AWOL Gallery, Toronto

·  10th Annual Juried Exhibition—"Landscape"-group show at Praxis Gallery, Toronto

2005

·  4th Annual Holiday Show—group show at Parts Gallery, Toronto

·  15th Annual Autumn Art Show & Sale—group show at McMichael Gallery, Klimberg

·  Queen West Art Crawl—group show at Queen St. West area, Toronto

·  Square Foot—group show at AWOL Gallery, Toronto

·  Wind me up & let me gogroup show at This Ain’t the Rosedale Library, Toronto

·  Toronto Art ExpoToronto indoor group art show at Toronto Convention Center, Toronto

2004

·  Engine—group show at Engine Gallery, Toronto

·  The Little Art Show—group auction show at BMW building, Toronto, Toronto

·  Square Foot—group show at AWOL Gallery, Toronto

·  Summer at Gallery 888—group show at Gallery 888, Toronto

2003

·  Square Foot—group show at AWOL Gallery, Toronto

·  Distillery Outdoor Art Show—group show at Distillery, Toronto

·  Riverdale Art Walk—group show at Queen St. East area, Toronto

·  Forests—solo show at Three Fishes Gallery, Toronto

·  Different Strokes—group show at Three Fishes Gallery, Toronto

·  Fruits & Vegetables—solo show at Three Fishes Gallery, Toronto

2002

·  Distillery Outdoor Art Show—group show at Distillery, Toronto

·  Annex Outdoor Art Show—group show at Annex area, Toronto

·  Atmosphere—group show at This Ain’t the Rosedale Library, Toronto

·  Perspective—group show at This Ain’t the Rosedale Library, Toronto

·  Riverdale Art Walk—group show at Queen St. East area, Toronto



If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to send me an email

 andrewwcwang@yahoo.com


TEL: 416-655-2108

 

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