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b. 1949, China

Su Xiaobai Biography

Su Xiaobai was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 1949. He attended the School of Arts and Crafts in Wuhun in 1965, and from 1985 to 1987 studied oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He was awarded an Arts and Culture Scholarship which allowed him to move to Germany in 1987 to pursue postgraduate study at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf Arts Academy, from which he graduated in 1990. Before moving to Germany his work was concerned by social realism, however, his first-hand experience of Western avant-garde art radically changed his approach. In the mid 1990s his work became progressively less figurative and, since his return to China in 2003, he completely eliminated recognisable subject matter to focus on colour, surface, and shape. His work engages with both the language apparent in Western art and traditions in Chinese philosophy, such as the Buddhist Sutra: "Everything is nothing, nothing is everything". The medium he most frequently uses, lacquer, is loaded with Chinese history, while he uses the context of his art to represent issues which are both universal and philosophical. Su held his first solo exhibition in 1988, and since then he has predominantly exhibited in China and Germany. 

Current Exhibition | Hong Kong
17 January–6 March 2020

Accidents [Part I]

Su Xiaobai Featured Artworks

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Trifecta of Indigo by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiTrifecta of Indigo, 2005Oil, lacquer, linen, and clay
Tina Keng Gallery Enquire about this work
Water Streaming Into Inkstone – 2 by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiWater Streaming Into Inkstone – 2, 2019Oil, lacquer, linen, and wood
153 x 146 x 13 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Enquire about this work
Water Streaming Into Inkstone – 1 by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiWater Streaming Into Inkstone – 1, 2019Oil, lacquer, linen, and wood
153 x 146 x 13 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Enquire about this work
Seven Episodes by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiSeven Episodes, 2019Oil, lacquer, linen, and wood
147 x 314 x 9 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Enquire about this work
Munificence by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiMunificence, 2019Oil, lacquer, linen, and wood
161 x 344 x 10 cm
Tina Keng Gallery Enquire about this work
Infinity - Blanched Almond 冰裂 - 汝白 by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiInfinity - Blanched Almond 冰裂 - 汝白, 2017/2019Oil, lacquer, linen and wood
169 x 165 x 20 cm
Sean Kelly Enquire about this work
Cobalt Blue Charm 魅藍 by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiCobalt Blue Charm 魅藍, 2019Oil, lacquer, linen and wood
185 x 178 x 13 cm
Sean Kelly Enquire about this work
Infinity - No. 6 (Turquoise) 冰裂-6 by Su Xiaobai contemporary artwork
Su XiaobaiInfinity - No. 6 (Turquoise) 冰裂-6, 2019Oil, lacquer, linen and wood
115 x 110 x 13 cm
Sean Kelly Enquire about this work

Su Xiaobai Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Zong-De An, Ren Ri, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Su Xiaobai, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Accidents [Part I] at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
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17 January–6 March 2020 Zong-De An, Ren Ri, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Su Xiaobai, Kim Tschang-Yeul Accidents [Part I] Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Street, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Su Xiaobai, Beneath a descending moon, breathing 一池光井 at Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
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7 December 2019–22 January 2020 Su Xiaobai Beneath a descending moon, breathing 一池光井 Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Abstract by Nature at Sean Kelly, New York
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28 June–2 August 2019 Group Exhibition Abstract by Nature Sean Kelly, New York

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Pearl Lam Ocula Conversation Pearl Lam Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

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