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b. 1940, China

Gao Xingjian Biography

Gao Xingjian is eager to go beyond himself, to surpass his intellect in total integrity with his soul, constantly searching for his own profound development amidst his fragility. In his art, there is an intense power, one combining modernist techniques and the traditional Chinese brush strokes. Every artistic means of expression is explored and fused as ‘painting begins where language fails’. The contemplative and narrative images in his works show his journey in our unexplainable world and human condition, using many shades of black and white tones. Gao is weary of the intersection between ‘spiritual pollution’ and western modernism ultimately believing that being an individual is like a lost paradise. He lives in the determination of not indoctrinating himself with ideologies, imposing his own personal and unique style. His multifaceted work is extensive; literary theorist, playwright writer, critic, dramatist, director and artist as well as being the distinguished translator of a number of important published works.

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Gao Xingjian was born in Ganzhou, China in 1940. Gao Xingjian was awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1992 and Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000. His art exhibitions include: Museum ZKM, Karlsruhe; Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bern; Singapore Art Museum; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; Goedhuis Contemporary, New York; Grand Palais, Paris; Trejiakov Galerie, Moscow to name a few. His works grace the public collections of: Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstweissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; National History Museum, Taipei; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, Singapore Art Museum, Artothèque de Nantes, Musée Guimet, Paris, Théâtre Molière, Paris, Maison de la Culture de Bourges, La Ville de Marseille, France; Nobel Foundation, KrapperrusKonsthall, Malmö, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Ostasiatiska-Museet, Stockholm, Sweden and Leibniz-Gesellschaft für kulturellen Austausch, Berlin, Germany. Gao Xingjian is now a French citizen living in Paris, France.

Exhibition view: Gao Xingjian, Where spirit dwells on, Asia Art Center, Taipei (13 August–9 October 2022). Courtesy Asia Art Center.

Gao Xingjian Featured Artworks

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The Spatial Fascination by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Gao Xingjian The Spatial Fascination, 1999 Ink on paper
233 x 125 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
To the Sky by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, drawing
Gao Xingjian To the Sky, 2016 Ink on canvas
130 x 195 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Palpitation by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Gao Xingjian Palpitation, 1998 Ink on paper
85 x 70 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Miss by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Gao Xingjian Miss, 1995 Ink on paper
240 x 119 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Lunar Eclipse by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Gao Xingjian Lunar Eclipse, 2000 Ink on paper
87 x 69 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Light and Shadow by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Gao Xingjian Light and Shadow, 2016 Ink on canvas
92 x 72.7 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Inner Vision by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Gao Xingjian Inner Vision, 2018 Ink on canvas
97 x 130 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Moonlight / Clair de la Lune by Gao Xingjian contemporary artwork works on paper
Gao Xingjian Moonlight / Clair de la Lune, 2002 Chinese ink on paper
96 x 169 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery

Gao Xingjian Current Exhibitions

Gao Xingjian Represented By

Asia Art Center contemporary art gallery in Taipei, Taiwan
Asia Art Center Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei

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