‘Thousands of hate messages’: Chinese artist behind London’s Brick Lane street art scandal reveals his work’s true meaning and his frustration over the response
Wang Hanzheng says his graffiti of Chinese political slogans on London’s Brick Lane ‘raises strong doubts about the Western rule of law and democracy’
He is frustrated people aren’t seeing the work’s deeper purpose, saying he has received hate messages from both patriotic and anti-China communities
Chinese slogans on London wall hold mirror to society: artist
Zhejiang-born Yique tries to find his place in UK after Brick Lane work
On August 21, 2022, Hi Art, a well-known media in China, made a detailed report and comment on my personal project at the Notting Hill Art Center in Hangzhou, the short-lived artist Lao Wang. The short-lived artist Lao Wang is My team and I planned an art event together. We created a fake art event and packaged an installation worker I once worked with as an artist Lao Wang. I packaged a complete art event for him and held I held the exhibition, took him to have academic exchanges and group photos with famous artists, and recorded all the process, which is related to my creative method in the way of system and system criticism.
YaChang Art：Yi Que, a young curator, leads the artists of the 90s generation to build a contemporary aura
The socially-involved art event I once curated at the Powerlong Museum of Art in Hangzhou was called 'Public Art Why', was reported by RADII.RADII's art editor, Senki Yu, interviewed me and edited and published a story about my work, allowing the situation of bike-sharing and public art in China to be known through my work.