KEYANG WU Present and Transcendence: The Eastern Dimension


Keyang Wu is internationally recognized for creating the genre of Oriental Spiritual Painting, an artistic expression of cultural exchange between East and West. His works combine Eastern philosophical ideas with Western artistic techniques to present the mystery and depth of the universe and his understanding of the origin of life, highlighting his innovation and exploration as a contemporary artist.

His artistic pursuit coincides with a spiritual quest, finding materialization and pictorial formalization. In his paintings, the artist presents the birth of the Universe, the origin of life, and the current awareness and perception of every form of life. He explores the subtle relationship between the entirety of the universe and human beings, suggesting a return to ancient and ancestral sensations about existence and the ultimate purpose of human life.

The exhibition catalog, published by Electa, includes theoretical contributions from Matteo Binci, Nicola Cabiati, George Byron Davos, Zhenru Liang, Guopeng Liu, Paolo Martore, Massimo Mattioli, Massimo Mazzone, and Giacomo Pigliapoco.

Keyang Wu was born in Fujian in the city of Zhao’an, home to a famous school of calligraphy and traditional painting. He inherited a solid cultural, philosophical, and religious foundation from his family. After training as an artist at Xiamen University, specializing in classical and modern Chinese oil painting, he traveled to deepen his knowledge of Western art and culture. Overcoming a severe illness marked a turning point in his painting and began a five-year European tour.

In an age of ruins, Keyang Wu’s art offers a space for introspection, casting light over darkness, and provoking thought and illuminating the deeper connections within our shared humanity.