Artists list

Wilfred Lang

As a perfect combination between Oriental and Occidental cultures, the style by Wilfred Lang is a perfect transition between realism and abstractionism. The one by Wilfred is a painting of action, made of gestures which narrate, emerging from the subconscious like they were produced by automatic writing. The skyscrapers and bridges, main protagonists of his works, are filled with a symbolical value rather than a realistic one, symbolizing the disproportion between human dimension and the metropolitan landscape, an extreme urban landscape. Wilfred has been able to create a unique style through tridimensional effects, from which a powerful magnetism – made of lights, effects and plain and nervous brush-strokes – emerges.

He was born in Shanghai in 1954, from a family of Dutch artists. After successfully attending the Fine Art College of his city, he moved to Hawaii. He took part into various exhibitions organized by leading Art galleries in New York, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Hawaii and various European capitals. Every year he is invited to the most prestigious European exhibitions of International Contemporary Art. He lives and works in New York.

  • 2011
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • AAF Milano
  • AAF Bruxelles
  • Lille Art Fair
  • Art & Antiques Fair's-Hertogenbosch
  • AAF Amsterdam Spring Edition
  • St'ART Strasbourg Francia
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • AAF New York

  • 2010
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Lille Art Fair France
  • AAF Amsterdam
  • AAF Bruxelles
  • AAF Paris
  • Art & Antiques Fair's-Hertogenbosch

  • 2009
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Europe Art Genève Svizzera
  • Lille Art Fair France
  • AAF Amsterdam
  • AAF Bruxelles
  • AAF Paris
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic IX Belgio

  • 2008
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Lille Art Fair France
  • Europe Art Genève Svizzera
  • AAF Amsterdam
  • KUNST Copenaghen

  • 2007
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Lille Art Fair France
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • Europ Art Genève Svizzera
  • KUNST Copenaghen
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic IX Belgio

  • 2006
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • Art Lille France
  • Europ Art Genève Svizzera
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • KUNST Copenaghen

  • 2005
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineat Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • Art Lille France
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • KUNST Copenaghen
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic IX Belgio

  • 2004
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • Art Lille France
  • Latin American Art Museum Miami U.S.A.
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • KUNST Copenaghen

  • 2003
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic IX Belgio

  • 2002
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam

  • 2001
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Padova
  • Art Holland Utrecht
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic VIII Belgio
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam

  • 2000
  • Meet the artist event. NYArt Expo. New York, U.S.A.
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam

  • 1999
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • MiArt Milano
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic VII Belgio
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam

  • 1998
  • St'ART Strasbourg
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • MiArt Milano
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Salon d'Automne Luxembourg
  • Art Holland Den Haang

  • 1997
  • Contemporary Art Biennale. Museum of Art, Hong Kong
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • SIAC Strasbourg
  • MiArt Milano
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Biennale Internazionale Classic VI Belgio

  • 1996
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • SIAC Strasbourg
  • MiArt Milano
  • Salon del'Art Contemporain Luxembourg
  • Biennale Acaf Melbourne Australia

  • 1995
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • Biennale Scandinavian Contemporary Art Forum
  • SIAC Strasbourg

  • 1994
  • KunstRAI Amsterdam
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • East meets West Shows. Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • Biennale Acaf Melbourne Australia

  • 1993
  • 20th Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts Society. Hong Kong
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Galerie Du Monde. Paris, France
  • Biennale Scandinavian Contemporary Art Forum
  • Europ'Art Ginevra

  • 1992
  • Biennale Acaf Melbourne Australia
  • Lineart Gent Belgio
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • 6th Annual Exhibition of the Asian Watercolours Confederation. Seoul, Korea
  • Italian Contemporary Art

  • 1990
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • Arte Padova
  • Biennale Scandinavian
  • Contemporary Art Forum
  • Art JonctionNice

  • 1989
  • Arte Fiera Bologna
  • XXI Prix International d'Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco

  • 1985
  • Philippe Charriol Foundation, Modern Art Competition

  • 1984
  • Contemporary Art Biennale Museum of Art, Hong Kong

  • 1982
  • Royce Galleries Sydney, Australia

Daniela Croci Silvuni

As a perfect combination between Oriental and Occidental cultures, the style by Wilfred Lang (who doesn't like to be identified through his surname) is a perfect transition between realism and abstractionism. Born in Shanghai in a family of Dutch artists, at the age of seven Wilfred began to apply to watercolor. However, when he turned eighteen–and entered the Fine Art College of Shanghai- he moved his interest towards modern art. Nothing can be foreseen within the pieces of art by Wilfred –who is living in New York, after a period at Hawaii-. A polished melting-pot of inspirations and techniques, hard to decipher –therefore enigmatic and stimulating-, even if the chosen subjects are often easily recognizable. This is why, thanks to the interpretation given by the artist, a familiar image of New York and the Brooklyn's Bridge is perceived in a new and more complex way. It is the demonstration that art should be experienced, rather than reported. This is the experience Wilfred is offering us, a path leading to an unrealistic universe, soaked with conceptual abstraction. Entering this dimension, we clearly identify the way of feeling, the thought, the emotion lying underneath and determining the image. We are urged to start a voyage among lines, shapes, lights and colors which express gestures, dynamical energies, knowledge and cultures, before defining the subject. Reality and abstraction merge to shape living experience. The metropolitan context, an extreme urban landscape, is shown as the only place to live, a place where any individual could face the challenges of existence to find answers and solutions.

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Like modern Romantics, we can nothing but undergo its appeal and at the same time fear its force. A powerful magnetism made of lights, effects and plain and nervous brush-strokes. Then suddenly an unpredictable tinged tear appears, surprising and fascinating us. Wilfred's works of art never deal with contemplation, but with a constantly dynamic observation: there is no spot available to rest the eyes because, ceaselessly, they keep on running upon the canvas, going beyond the canvas itself, which is not intended as a defined space, but as one of the countless possible point of views. The one by Wilfred is a painting of action, made of gestures which narrate, emerging from the subconscious like they were produced by automatic writing. Skyscrapers, bridges, boats, filled with a symbolical value rather than a realistic one. Symbols of the disproportion between human dimension and the metropolitan landscape, fully expressed by the little sails dotting the bay, only reference to an original nature into which New York mirrors itself. Only the boats and the wind, without bonds or obstacles, can free their emotions and glances, stating than anything is like it appears. Thus the superiority of the little ones remains an unsolved enigma. The boats and the wind can enjoy the beauty born from human madness, which dared – as underlined by the urban context presented by Wilfred – to urge its creativity beyond imaginable, abstract, creativity itself.

selected works