The human body has been an artistic research interest in Xia Xiaowan's work for a long time. Superimposing or layering a series of sketches is a formal strategy used by Xia Xiaowan. In the two-dimensional works there is already a sense of layering present, while the three-dimensional works bring this into full play. In addition to the human body, landscape is another key theme in the artist's work. Xia Xiaowan explores the topic of space in these landscape paintings, creating a dialogue that transcends time and space with the classics of Chinese traditional art.Read More
Born in Beijing in 1959, Xia Xiaowan currently lives and works in Beijing. His works have been exhibited all over the world. Main solo exhibitions include _Transmutations across the Space — XIA XIAOWAN Solo Exhibition_at MOCA@Loewen in Singapore in 2012; Xia Xiaowan — Three Dimensional at Galerie Urs Meile Lucerne Gallery in 2010; and How do You See with Your Mind & Body? Xia Xiaowan's Works on Paper at the Today Art Museum in 2003.
Recent group exhibitions include Face Art Exhibition at the Minsheng Museum in Shanghai in 2012; and Reshaping History — China from 2000 to 2009 at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing, China in 2010.
Text courtesy Galerie Urs Meile.