Born to a peasant family in Guizhou, China, Wenjianglin suffered extreme poverty and starvation as a child. He was sustained by a natural love of painting, which eventually led him to college. There, he studied the way of Zen, which had a transformative effect on his work. Obsessed with the “emptiness of spirit” he experienced as a child, Wenjianglin communicates both absence and overabundance in his work. His acrylic paintings resemble nerve systems, tangled webs laced with gorgeous light.
Wenjianglin is a Master’s Degree Candidate at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China.