My work functions by appropriating fashion products, and commodities. These sleek and gorgeous images depict generation Z, an era of rapid material economic development, and attempt to highlight the dangers of continuing to support materialism.
W O W S E R N G | | | @wowser_ng
[lives & works – London, England ::: b. 1998, China]
WOWSER NG is a China-born, London-based visual artist. He graduated from the University of the Arts London with a master's degree and also received a letter of recommendation from Steve Brodner in 2019. Wowser is known for his digital paintings with a uniquely developed Asian queer painting style of bright colors and fashionable products. Defining his practice as a challenge to pop culture, he appropriates fashion products to form unique visual narratives to explore Gen Z, media influence, and materialism.
Wowser designs fashion illustrations for many brands, including YSL, L 'Oreal Paris, and Chery Automobile, and co-designs artwork Mirror Garden with Florentia Village in 2021. He exhibits globally, including Shanghai Exhibition Center, Beijing 798 Art District, Makersplace, London Lighthouse Gallery, and Central Saint Martins Museum. His works are collected by the Central Saint Martins Museum and collectors in Shanghai, Wuhan, Tokyo, and London. His artworks are featured in Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Gulf Stream Magazine, AL-TIBA9 Art Magazine, and Makersplace Magazine.
In 2023, he was selected into the Contemporary Art Collector's Emerging Artists Program and will have a residency at Swatch Art Peace Hotel. His artworks are selected for the 5th Fida Awards Finalists, and 27th annual No Dead Artist.
"Fast," "hype," and "packaging," bring extravagant material consumption, as well as symbolic business culture, which makes the power of the individual resist the tide swept. Therefore, it easily leads the public to succumb to quick and temporary popularity.
The existence of pop culture further defines the commodity's connotation as anti-art, making the commodity and commerce a symbol of overturning high spirits attacking traditional art.
My work functions by appropriating fashion products, and commodities. These sleek and gorgeous images depict Generation Z, an era of rapid material economic development, and attempt to highlight the dangers of continuing to support materialism. When I put forward the issue of the relationship between commodities and people, the audience needs to reflect on the influence of the media on Generation Z and question the power of the fashion/product industry endorsement. My painting combines abstract and figurative, which is a challenge to Pop art. I developed the painting practice of combining abstract and Pop. With a visual narrative to reveal the pop culture under the influence of the current society.
2022 MA University Of The Arts London, London, United Kingdom
2020 BA Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
2019 Short Course, Steve Brodner Illustration Course
2022 Chery Automobile & Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China, Artwork White Moon Cooperates With Chery Automobile
2021 Florentia Village, Shanghai, China, Artwork Mirror Garden Cooperates With Florentia Village
2021 Yves Saint Laurent, Shanghai, China, Fashion Illustration Design
2021 L’oreal, Shanghai, China, Fashion Illustration Design
2023 Emerging Artist Program, Contemporary Art Collectors.
2022 2nd Winner Of Darts And Shafts, Judged By CSM Fine Art Team
2022 The 5th Fida Awards Final List, Judged By Acid Gallery
2022 2nd Winner Of Youngblood Vol.II, The Holy Art Gallery
2022 Ijungle Illustration Award 2021- New Talent
2023 Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai. (Upcoming)
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023 36.5°C Painting Exhibition, Guangdong Long Gallery, Guangdong.
2023 Future Of Fashion, Makersplace & Eyesofashionnft, Monaco.
2023 London Lighthouse Gallery’s 2023 Spring Exhibition, Lighthouse Gallery, London.
2023 Loading, EveryArt Gallery. (Online)
2023 UAJ Post-Grad Community Exhibition, Arts SU Gallery, London.
2023 Gayjoy Valentines, Makersplace. (Online)
2022 Fabricated Realities, Contemporary Art Collectors. (Online)
2022 Ode Of Graduation, Fang Yuan Art Gallery, Beijing 798 Art District.
2022 Raise Your Pride, TRiCERA Art. (Online)
2022 Darts And Shafts, Central Saint Martins Museum, London. (Permanent Collection)
2022 Metaphysical, The Holy Art Gallery, London.
2022 Young Blood Vol. II, The Holy Art Gallery, London.
2021 Tableaux Voices Of An NYC Victorian Salon, NYC Victorian Salon, New York City.
2021 Art Zoo, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai.
PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
2023 I Like Your Work’s 2023 Summer Exhibition Catalog, Selected Artist, I Like Your Work.
2023 Gulf Stream Magazine, Selected Artist And Cover Artist.
2023 Aesthetica’s Artists’ Directory, Aesthetica Magazine (Issue 113).
2023 Interview | Wowser Ng, Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art.
2023 Al-Tiba9 Magazine Issue 13, Selected Artist.
2023 Meet Wowser Ng, Canvasrebel Magazine.
2023 Wowser Ng, Collector Art Prize, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, And Contemporary Art Collectors.
2023 Rising Stars: Meet Wowser Ng, Voyagela Magazine.
2023 How To Look At Art And Develop A Personal Connection To It, Makersplace Magazine.
2023 Artist | Wowser Ng: Challenge Pop Art, Everyart.
2023 Voices Of Tomorrow Art Book, Selected Artist, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.
2022 Wowser Ng, Selected Artist, Contemporary Art Collectors.
2022 Interview With Wowser Ng, Contemporary Art Curators.
2022 Darts And Shafts, Central Saint Martins.
2022 Ijungle Illustration Awards 2021 Annual.
2023 UAL Pitch It, UAL Holborn.
2023 Loading, EveryArt, China.
2022 Haringey’s Creative Network 2.0, Florentia Clothing Village, London
Central Saint Martins Museum
Private Collectors From London, Tokyo, Shanghai, And Wuhan.