Xiyao Wang


oil stick and charcoal on canvas
53 1/8 x 49 3/16 inches

The Berlin-based Chinese artist creates large-scale, immersive paintings in which gestural lines evoke echoes of landscapes, bodies, movements, thoughts. In the process, she develops a kind of hybrid abstract painting that combines various influences and inspirations: Taoism and post-structuralism, ancient Chinese pictorial traditions, bodywork, dance, martial arts, and the canon of Western art history. In her work, mythologies and the lyrical, hermetic painting of Cy Twombly merge with global mass culture, electronic music, with the networked, media-influenced thinking of millennials and Gen Z. Xiyao’s paintings explore inner visions, bodily perceptions, sensations, feelings, interrogating her East-West biography.

Wang’s work has been included in exhibition venues such as Song Art Museum, Beijing; Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing; König Gallery, Berlin; Arndt Collection, Cape Schanck; Aurora Museum, Shanghai; Jiu Shi Art Museum, Shanghai; and Tang Contemporary Art, Seoul, among numerous others.

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