This June, Kingston’s Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is set to host an extraordinary art event, an exhibition titled “Awakening” by the globally acclaimed artist Pengyuan Wang. This two-part exhibition will occur from June 16-20 for the first part, and the second part from 21st to 23rd.
Pengyuan Wang, born in Beijing and now based in Canada, has garnered a reputation as one of the most innovative contemporary artists of our era. Wang, known for blending Eastern and Western aesthetics with an innate sensitivity, has always focused on humanistic themes and an exploration of the self, showcasing a philosophical discourse of awakening in each stroke and hue.
Educated in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and later at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Wang has an impeccable resume that boasts numerous awards and critical acclaims, including the prestigious International Art Award in Brussels. His artworks have been showcased in various esteemed institutions around the world, from Beijing to Paris, New York to Toronto.
In “Awakening”, Wang continues his exploration of human consciousness and spirituality. The exhibition is divided into two parts, each telling a different chapter of awakening. The first part delves into the process of self-discovery, awakening to one’s identity and understanding the core of existence. Wang’s bold strokes and daring color palettes portray the tumultuous journey of seeking and discovering oneself.
The second part of the exhibition, unfolding from June 21 to 23, embodies the awakening of empathy and compassion towards others. Here, Wang delicately balances his brushstrokes to capture the subtle nuances of human emotions and connections. It’s a celebration of our shared humanity, a vivid portrayal of how empathy can serve as a powerful catalyst for change and growth.
Wang’s “Awakening” is more than just an exhibition of art—it’s a philosophic journey into the realm of self and consciousness. His art, enriched with vibrant colors and powerful themes, invites the viewers to reflect, introspect, and hopefully, awaken to a new understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Don’t miss the chance to witness this transformative exhibition at the Tett Centre. It promises to be an enlightening experience, illuminating the path to inner discovery and a deeper understanding of our shared human experience. With Pengyuan Wang’s unique artistic vision guiding the way, “Awakening” is poised to be one of the most talked-about exhibitions of 2023.
Exhibition Hours:
June 16, 5PM – 8PM
June 17, 9AM – 6:30PM
June 18, 9AM – 6:30PM
June 19, 11AM – 6:30PM
June 20, 11AM – 6:30PM
June 21, 11AM – 6:30PM

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