Wu Junyong b.1978
WU is growing up in a family of skilled craftsmen who have been creating sculptures and murals for temples in southern China for years, Wu was immersed in Chinese folklores from an early age. After entering China Academy of Art, he developed a fascination with European paintings and Greek mythologies. As a result, his works blend together elements of reality and imagination, merging diverse traditions with a modern sensibility. Human emotions that transcend temporal boundaries can also be found in his works.
His selected recent exhibitions include: In Otherworldly Realms Wu Junyong Solo Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts Boston (2023) ; Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art, Macao Museum of Art (2017); THE EXHIBITION OF ANNUAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF CHINA 2016, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum (2017); ANIMAMIX Biennale 2015-2016, Daegu Art Museum (2015);POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST, Saatchi Gallery(2014); Fuck Off 2, The Groninger Museum, Netherlands(2013); ON | OFF: CHINA’S YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE,The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (2013).