10 Dec 2011

The Unclouded Mind for Copro Gallery

My mini show is opening today at Copro Gallery CA. 
Don't you wish you were there? :-)
For availability please contact 


A Stitch In Time




Intimate Thoughts




On Closer Observation




Rude Awakenings




The Talking Cure




Smoke Screen

Group show "Lynchism", which is inspired by David Lynch, is opening today as well. 
At George Thornton Art Gallery.
My piece is inspired by 'The Elephant Man'

Smoke Screen

“Smoke Screen”

I like many of Lynch’s films but The Elephant Man, with its themes of social stigma and public ghoulishness, appeals most. The protagonist is both shunned and misunderstood solely because of his appearance. Merrick’s longing for acceptance and desire to be like anyone else, is met by hoots of derision and revolted gasps. But he is, below his misshapen exterior, really just like us; seeking the warmth of companionship.

 ----Xue Wang December 2011


My interview with PEANUT SOUP DELUXE

I've had a little interview with Peanut Soup Deluxe via Mr.Frivolous recently.
If you want to know a bit more about me and my work. Please go to

Sill of no regrets

25 Nov 2011

The Unclouded Mind


My new exhibition inspired by a visit to Hellingly Mental Asylum.
at Copro Gallery
 opening on 10th December 2011


The Unclouded Mind

Mental asylums may seem a curious, if not to say odd wellspring for creative inspiration. But to me they offer a tender and liberating subject which quietly worms its way through the imagination. My interest in these long abandoned institutions- as neglected by society as their former inhabitants- was awakened by a desire to pass beyond their shadowy facades. A surreptitious visit to the now derelict Sussex county hospital in the village of Hellingly, drew me further into the labyrinthine possibilities for artistic exploration. The silent interiors and vacant corridors are being reclaimed by nesting crows and creeping ivy. Wards which once echoed with chattering and imbalanced minds crumble into ruins. The long departed residents are retreating ghosts who have made the walls their home. 



Photos taken on 20th April 2011 by Xue 

15 Aug 2011

Sepia Tint


Sepia Tint
18" x 12"Oil on Cardboard 

My vision of a French painter and his life model's wedding photo...
and don't ask me why...



Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a Doubt 
Oil on Cardboard

For Cuadros

18 Jul 2011

The Apotheosis of the Thylacine


Oil on cardboard  21" x 20" inches


My new piece 'The Apotheosis of the Thylacine
for Copro Gallery 'Genesis to Revelation' group show 
in Santa Monica, CA, United States. 
This is the first time my work has been shown abroad. 
Oh~~~how I wish I could be there... ...
The exhibition runs from 29th July to 6th August
Preview available on 23rd July

http://www.copronason.com/genesis_pr.html


Here are my thoughts behind:

The thylacine (vernacular name ‘Tasmanian Wolf’) was the largest carnivorous marsupial in the world. That was until man entered the picture. A combination of aggressive great white hunter culling and the introduction of competitive predators by humans pushed this shy, beautiful and somewhat clumsy creature to the brink of extinction by the early twentieth century. The thylacine was once found on the Australian mainland and New Guinea but by the mid 1930s only one specimen, named Benjamin remained in captivity in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania. Benjamin succumbed to neglect the way the rest of his species had. On September 7th, 1936 he died after being locked out of his sleeping quarters: an undignified end to this now extinct animal. Although several short film clips have survived and interest in the genus has grown since its demise, no authenticated sightings have been recorded since.
In my piece the thylacine is happily reborn to redress the hideous imbalance precipitated by man’s ignorance. This splendid creature walked the earth for millions of years but its numbers were decimated in little more than a lifetime.  




2 Jul 2011

Coming to Town

Had a wonderful time at the 'Coming to town' preview ---London Miles Gallery!
Just adding 2 more images from the collection.

View the complete show HERE 



Stargazing                    
Oil on cardboard  23" x 21"



The 41st Wink            
 Oil on cardboard  23" x 16.5"

5 Jun 2011

My New Shows at London Miles Gallery

2 weeks left to go for the exciting dual /solo show Coming To Town
with the lovely Nom Kinnear King!
This will be my first extensive show and it means so much to me :-)
I just simply can't wait~~~~




At the same time, I'll have another piece of work called Champagne Charlie
showing in Guilty Pleasures & Modern Vices group show

29 May 2011

Winner of the Erotic Awards ---Artist of the Year 2011 !


On Friday May 20th I was invited to attend the ceremony for the Erotic Awards 2011. I had been nominated on the short list in the Best Artist category.  The show helps publicise and raise funds for the Outsiders charity which helps disabled people gain confidence and fine partners. Their cause seems very worthwhile. 

I'm thrilled to announce I won!


3 May 2011

Thou Shalt Dance

Thou Shalt Dance
Oil on Cardboard  25" x 23" inch

New painting for Literal.eyes Group show @ London Miles Gallery
It's inspired by "The Red Shoes"--Hans Andersen




25 Mar 2011

Queen of the Nile

Colour pencil on A4paper
I did this drawing for my greetings card range in 2009 . Just want to share it with you...
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27,1932-March 23,2011)

13 Mar 2011

Champagne Charlie


Champagne Charlie

Oil on Cardboard 30" x 22" inches

My newest painting for London Miles Gallery group show 

Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices

Featured Artists: Alex Young, David Marsh, Tom Bagshaw, Xue Wang, Craww, Carne, Mr Gauky, Michael Forbes, Ruben Ireland, Mr Penfold, and more to be confirmed

15 Feb 2011

This Is My Colour


Oil on board   22" x 16.5" inch

My mind has been drifting lately...A little bit of 'jibber-jibber' might help...