25 Contemporary Chinese Artists You Need to Know

Wang Jinsong

Medium: Photography

Based in: Beijing

Wang Jinsong works in a variety of media, first known in the '90s as a painter of the Cynical Realist movement, and more recently turning to conceptual photography. He employs repetitive, serial imagery to address the effects of urban development and social policies, such as the one-child restriction. In both paint and photo, he has created hundreds of portraits of families posed in identical compositions, highlighting the homogenization of domestic life that the policy creates. Other series also focus on aspects of daily life, such as televised news broadcasts or city buildings marked for demolition.

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