Current Solo Exhibition
I Miss You, Karl
by Pengpeng Wang, China
Pengpeng Wang is a multimedia artist, currently living in Milan and Florence, Italy. He was born in 1991 in Heilongjiang, China. Ph.D. candidate in History of Art, Aesthetics, Languages of the Image at University of Salerno. In 2011 he studied Industrial Design at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. During his graduation period, he was an exchange student in Visual Communication and Art Market Design at Nantai University of Science and Technology and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He moved to Italy at 2016, studied Italian and Culture at Dante Alighieri Society in Florence, and subsequently studied Visual Arts and New Expressive Languages at Academy of Fine Arts in Florence with Master of Fine Arts graduation. He followed his second master in Cultural Planning, Art, Design, Cultural Enterprise at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Politecnico Milano from 2019 to 2020. In 2019, he founded an international art company in Beijing and collaborated with A60 Contemporary Art Space in Milan and Florence. He has extensive experience in the world of contemporary art creating solo and group exhibitions together with the reporting of prizes and competitions. His works have been exhibited in different countries: United States of America, China, Hong Kong (China), South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Spain, England, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and so on.
In the series of "I Miss You, Karl», which began in 2017, Wang wanted to explore and express is an emotional state of relationship roles and identities for relatives, partners and friends. Wang’s works reflect the theme of encounters and farewells with different people in his life. He said: «Silk ribbons, they occasionally intersect and occasionally parallel, but they are all independent. This independent relationship builds a picture. The interlaced relationship in the picture is like our social relationship: group and individual, identity and culture, society and Country.... There are many invisible nets that connect us to each other and build multiple and replicated relationships. Human beings can never break the bondage to group relations. We have a strong desire to communicate with other people, convey and express our own emotions and states. This is what I hope to express in my work, through "I Miss You, Karl" to show the essential phenomena and interpersonal relationships in our lives."