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October 1, 2022 - October 29, 2022
First Friday Art Walk – October 2022
Discover Art Downtown at our Artist Reception at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday October 7th from 5pm to 8pm. View the classical-impressionistic paintings of Ye Wang, during our First Friday Art Walk.
Born in Sichuan, China, Ye Wang earned his BFA degree at Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in China in 1991 and earned his MFA degree at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada in 2000. He joined Washburn University in 2007 and is now a professor of painting.
Inspired by masterpieces from the 15th-19th century in Europe, his “Return to Classicism” series has won numerous awards, including eight First Awards and two Second Awards in national competitions.
In recent years, he has expanded his subject from figures to Kansas landscapes, trying to capture the beautiful moments of light in nature with oil and watercolor. In some pieces in this show, he has placed the figure in the landscape as in the 19th-century French paintings, which were evocative. As his BFA training was Classicism with the Impressionist color theory, his paintings tend to be classical-impressionistic with dramatic light effects.