Wang Yi (b.1991), graduated from the Second Studio of the Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art, and obtained the BA and MA degrees. He seeks to combine slow and exquisite classical painting techniques, standardized production of industrial materials, modernist design and architectural paradigms to form abstract expressions that illustrate social mechanisms and natural elements. Wang Yi is one of the new generation of Chinese abstract artists. Many of them conceal political or social commentaries in their creations, but those critique and confrontation of the realistic context are rooted in their diverse abstract art language. Wang Yi's works use symbolic structures, colors, shapes, and materials as a medium to explore the relationship between urban development, ideology, as well as history and nature that we are experiencing.
Wang Yi has had solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in many places in Asia, and was shortlisted and received several awards, including: Porsche 2020-2021 China Young Artists Biennial Selection, Tomorrow Sculpture Awards, Powerlong Art Award (PAA), The Signature Art Prize (China), John Moore Painting Award (China), Luo ZhongLi Scholarship, Creative M50 Creative Talent Award, etc.