Wang Peng enacted the very first-known performance work in China. Thirty years on, the artist invites us into his studio to explain how he challenged convention at every step



Wang Peng started out as an abstract painter before turning to installations - at a time when installation and performance art was banned in China. His work is underpinned by a steadfast resolve to challenge the conventions and boundaries of art and the artist argues that a ‘love for art should never be affected by politics’ and that inspiration should ‘come from everywhere.’