Wang Huaiqing (Chinese, b.1944) is a painter best known for his Abstract paintings of disassembled furniture. Born in Bejing, he studied at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, which was sponsored by the government and taught a strict curriculum of Socialist Realism. In 1979, Wang joined a group of artists known as The Contemporaries, who sought to avoid political themes in their work. His most famous work is an ongoing series of monochrome paintings that depict furniture and architecture. Drawing on ancient Chinese calligraphy as well as Cubist painting, Wang deconstructs Ming-style chairs and tables to represent cultural progress in China.