b. 1979, China

Ma Sibo Biography

Ma Sibo was born in Tianjin, China in 1979. In 2001, he received his B.F.A. at the Oil Painting Department at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He furthered obtained a National Diploma in Plastic Arts (D.N.A.P.) at the École supérieur d’art et de design in Toulon in 2004. Two years later he received an Advanced National Diploma in Plastic Expression at the École supérieur des beaux-arts in Nîmes.

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The canvases by Ma Sibo show us fragments of intimate landscapes, like windows into the soul. Their evocative power is derived from a de-realization of scraps of daily life that seem transported into a dreamlike and mysterious dimension. A strange mixture of reality and imagination, Ma Sibo’s luminous visions recall Baudelaire’s windows: closed to the outside world but lit from within by a dazzling and vivid candle, revealing the poetry of our dreams and taking on the dreamlike atmosphere of the unreal. His principle references in painting are the great masters of impressionism, for their hazy and imperceptible transitions between shadow and light. Mark Rothko, for his fluidity of colors and the “silence” of his large colored surfaces, and Edward Hopper, for his piercing light and representations of the loneliness of urban life.

Ma’s solo exhibitions include Habitat, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2016); There Will be Light, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France (2013); Apparition, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (2012); Les solititudes, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (2010). His work has also been included in group shows around the world, including Don’t Look Back, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium (2014); La vie est ailleurs, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand (2011); Fromage et desert, École supérieure des beaux-arts de Nimes, Nimes, France (2006).

Ma Sibo currently lives and works in Beijing, China.

Text courtesy de Sarthe.

Ma Sibo Featured Artworks

Way of Home by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting
Ma Sibo Way of Home, 2021 Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
By the Light by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting
Ma Sibo By the Light, 2021 Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Campus Court by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Ma Sibo Campus Court, 2016 Oil on canvas
150 x 140 cm
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de Sarthe
Out of Gravity by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting
Ma Sibo Out of Gravity, 2020 Oil on canvas
200 x 300 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
Enclosure by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting
Ma Sibo Enclosure, 2018 Oil on canvas
200 x 160 cm
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de Sarthe
First Day by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting
Ma Sibo First Day, 2018 Oil on canvas
200 x 160 cm
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de Sarthe
Stairs by Ma Sibo contemporary artwork painting
Ma Sibo Stairs, 2018 Oil on canvas
160 x 200 cm
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de Sarthe

Ma Sibo Recent Exhibitions

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Ma Sibo Represented By

de Sarthe contemporary art gallery in de Sarthe, Hong Kong de Sarthe Beijing, Hong Kong
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