Weiyang Gao

Painting and Drawing
My paintings blur the categories of figuration and abstraction. Within them, I utilize themes of architecture and landscape in relation to the human body to discuss and critique the constructions of systems of belief. Being an artist with a multi-cultural background, I have insight into the many ways people have used and abused culture and history to create barriers and divisions within the broader spectrum of humanity. My work stands as an opposition to such division. Within my paintings, I build imagery of sacred spaces, devoid of specific religious or spiritual demarkations, in order to allow all audiences a place for spiritual and meditative contemplation. I purposefully am creating a new system of symbolism within my works in effort to reconnect my audience with the ineffable source of all spirituality, outside of specific cultural or temporal paradigms. 
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Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.