The French writer, André Breton, once said that: « a person’s uniqueness is defined in terms of what sets him apart from others. » What makes the work of Wang Yuyang unique is his very special relationship with science, not only as a creative tool, but also as a foundation of his work. His work is on the crossroads of Chinese traditional culture, science and a kind of mystery. For him, the moon combines science, folklore and post-modern mythology, from the “Voyage to the Moon” by Jules Verne, to the moon landing in 1969. The moon becomes not only a symbol, but also an aesthetic icon. Wang Yuyang sees his work as creating a dialogue between traditional Chinese stories, scientific process and pure beauty without boundaries.
Speaking about his paintings of the moon, the artist reveals a very specific creative process (in order to recreate his own perception of the moon) based on the first seven pictures ever taken by the NASA. We recommend taking the time to watch the exclusive documentary, directed by Fabien Pacory, which shows the artist at work and discussing his ideas.