Instagram: @wang2mu

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

Since I left my own advertising company in 2016, I re-thought the direction of my art path. I spent a lot of time relaxing, trying to empty myself and doing pure creation. The direction of creation has gradually shifted from the flat illustration. Dynamic art. I am WANG2MU, I am from China and currently live in Shanghai.


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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

It may be related to my previous occupation, so there are many directions. The direction of the printmaking in the past, and then the three-dimensional animation, etc., it has been always changing.


3. What is your favourite medium and why?

My current favorite medium is flat, lightweight animation. It is interactive, just like the extension of art, illustration or art, it always makes me feel fresh.


4. What is your artistic process like?

I will first do a lock-on on a topic, search for various expressions in this boundary and use a lot of cases to motivate my project. This is very important. After I have a general idea of it, I will study and determine the final direction in these ideas. The process that makes me most obsessed is being able to create like a child, which is the happiest thing in the process.


5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

It seems that there are very few people who have always inspired me, but I can easily fall into the whirlpool of excellent works and be inspired by a variety of things and works, such as Diego Rivera / David Hockney / Yayoi Kusama / Yugo Nakamura, etc. These are the people I am affected by.

好像一直固定激发我的人很少,但是我很容易跌入优秀作品的漩涡中,并且被各式各样的事情和作品激发,比如Diego Rivera / David Hockney / Yayoi Kusama / Yugo Nakamura等等,从这些人中看出来我受影响跨度很大。

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

The techniques of art, expressions, and even materials are all factors that motivate me to see the world in art. I hope that in the future, the essence of things can be analyzed from an artistic perspective. But at the moment, my goal is not being a full-time artist but in the future, I may work hard in this direction.


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7. Where did you study?

I am mostly self-taught.


8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I may continue to make a living from advertising and continue my art research at other times. There are still many things to learn in both aspects.


9. What about in ten?

I hope I will have my own time and space, also, continue creating.


10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

Currently, my aim is to remind my audience, what do we see is the truth?


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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?



12. Favourite book?

There are too many, I can’t think of a particular one right now.


13. Favourite genre of music?

Light and soothing music.


14. What are your hobbies?

I love playing with my cat.


15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

Haha, I will stay in the advertising industry.


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