Shang Yixin was born in 1980 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. In 2007 he graduated from the China Academy of Art Department with an MFA in Oil Painting. Currently he lives and works in Hangzhou. His works have been exhibited in Mingsheng Art Museum, Beijing (2017); How Art Museum, Wenzhou (2015); San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas, U.S. (2015); Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S. (2015); Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing (2013); Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, U.S. (2013); Central Acaedmy of Fine Arts Art Museum, Beijing (2012); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); The Gallery of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou (2011); Times Art Museum, Beijing (2010); Medium Art Centre, Beijing (2009); Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai (2006); Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2006), etc.
Text courtesy Beijing Commune.
In his previous works, Shang Yixin often created ephemeral sculptures, wherein moving light cast over objects created instances of roving abstract shadows and a compelling visual relationship between darkened and illuminated surfaces. This use of light to articulate and animate form was a path he might have pursued further. Since 2011, however, the...
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