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b. 1959, China

Xia Xiaowan Biography

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.

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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.

Xia Xiaowan Featured Artworks

Medusa 美杜莎 by Xia Xiaowan contemporary artwork
Xia XiaowanMedusa 美杜莎, 2017Oil on canvas
180 x 130 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Sphinx by Xia Xiaowan contemporary artwork
Xia XiaowanSphinx, 2017Mixed media on canvas
181 x 181 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery

Xia Xiaowan Represented By

Galerie Urs Meile contemporary art gallery in Beijing, China Galerie Urs Meile Beijing, Lucerne
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