HyperFocal: 0Wang Zhiyuan is Chinese, born in the late 1950s.
The first part of his life belongs to the Maoist system and the Cultural Revolution.
The second part was decided in 1980 when he entered the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Wang Zhiyuan is contemporary with the great political changes that took place after Mao’s death and with Deng Xiaoping’s slogan: “get rich”.
Since then, Wang Zhiyuan has tried to capture the metamorphosis of Chinese society through images.
With irony, he questions the new system that formats the imagination. He calls it “the new-cheap-capitalism” and features the slogans “bigger, better, cheaper” as well as the combat marketing that goes with them.


Wang Zhiyuan, portrait at ODRADEKWang Zhiyuan, Algorithm