Yang Xiao Bing
Chinese, b. 1966
Born in Gansu Province
Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of Tian Shui Normal Institute, Gansu Province, China
Currently works and lives in Beijing
Yang Xiao Bing graduated from Tianshui Normal Institute, Gansu Province in 1990 and started his painting career that year. He is known for his expressive and semi-abstract painting style, where the subject is often babies and boys. Yang often uses melancholic tones and colours in his paintings; possibly because of his personal experiences and encountered challenges. Yang is fond of using lines; overlapped lines build depth to the paintings and crisscrossed lines further create more perspectives and rhythms. The rain-like lines are also metaphoric to Yang’s urge and eagerness after spiritual freedom.