WANG ZHI WU 王志武
1984 | China
Wang Zhi Wu is well-known by personifying animals in his paintings. Animals in Wang’s paintings have cartoon-liked shapes. Their images mix with different animals’ appearances. Every protagonist in his paintings is mostly from his imagination.
For Wang, illustrating the actual outlooks of animals is not the main theme in his paintings. Those animals represent freedom, innocence or simple life. Cartoon style creates an imaginary phenomenon to look back on the genuine happiness that we have had in our childhood. He attempts to express spirits beyond reality to capture life in its purest form without giving into exaggeration or excessiveness. His works of art encourages people to start their own journey of optimism and self-discovery.