Wang Xiao Bo
China 1974

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When many of the 70’s artists are still establishing their own personal style and exploring different artistic approach, Wang Xiaobo has become a faction, and received a lot of achievements and recognition by the art industry. From his works can clearly feel the traditional oil painting classical realism style, but also into the contemporary art symbolic emotional expression. "In the inheritance and innovation", this is best described Wang Xiao Bo unique artistic style of choice.  

 

Wang Xiaobo's pursuit of art and the goal is clear. "I was interested in figurative art when I was studying in the CCA, but I wanted to express my thoughts and I did not want to repeat the same path of the older generation, so I would like to express my feelings in the art that I could understand. "Art is like a huge book shelves, contemporary art, realism and other art forms are in their own styles, and I may only be one of the books in this book shelves. Therefore, I have to be clear on the situation that I am facing now, dedicating my whole life to create beautiful and inspired works. I believe that only this, the final work produced will be more touching.”  

 

Wang Xiao Bo's work has been collected and presented at prestigious galleries, museums and art fairs across the globe including Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Museum of Fine Arts Kunstmuseum (Switzerland), National Art Museum of China , the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006), Art Beijing 2011 & 2013, Art Stage Singapore 2016 and NordArt Germany 2016.  

 

According to the latest data, the market reacts well to artists born in the 70s, which is evident due to the reasonable bids they attract. Wang Xiao Bo held the top three places in terms of highest average bids together with Jia Aili and Li Songsong, and each exceeded RMB 2 million.  

 

Wang Xiao Bo’s highest auction record was RMB3,220,000 (HKD4,025,000) and top 5 auction records was between RMB3,220,000 (HKD4,025,000) to RMB1,725,000 (HKD2,156,000).  

 

Regarding the theme of creation, 70s-born artists tend to showcase their distinctive aesthetics through abstract, obscure – even absurd and fragmented – expressions, as reflected in Wang Xiao Bo’s “Inverted Woman” (sold at China Guardian 2012 Spring Auctions’ China Oil Painting and Sculpture event, RMB3,220,000), which presents his unique perspective on society.  

 

Notable Exhibitions including NordArt (Germany), Art Stage Singapore (Singapore), ArtHamptons (New York USA), LA Art Show (Los Angeles USA, Art Beijing (China), Sydney Biennale (Australia), Art Hong Kong (Hong Kong), etc.   

 

Major art collectors including the leading Chinese film director Mr Feng Xiaogang (馮小剛), lawyer-entrepreneur-avid art collector Mr Handel Lee (李景漢), Vice Chairman of Beijing Jingxi Culture & Tourism Co., Ltd Mr Lou Xiaoxi (婁曉曦) (the production company of movie Youth 2017 芳華, Wolf Warrior 2戰狼2), late Hong Kong Tycoon Parkview Group Chairman Mr George Wong (黃建華), the Chairman and President of Beijing Huayuan Property Co., Ltd Mr Ren Zhi Qiang (任志强), Italian-American actor and professional visual artist Mr Federico Castelluccio, Richard J.Demato Fine Arts Gallery in New York USA, Chief Representative in Asia of artnet.com Mr Jay Lu (呂嘉禾), son of former top party official Li Ruihuan Mr George Li (李振智), etc.  

 

Educations and Background  

1974  Born in Beijing      

出生於北京  

 

2000  Graduated from the oil department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts

畢業於中央美術學院油畫系  

 

Currently works and lives in Beijing  

現工作生活於北京

 

Selective Exhibitions    

2019  Beyond Images - Study Exhibition of Painting Samples Part III, Another Art Art Centre, Beijing, China     

圖像之外 - 繪畫樣本研究展 。叁,中國北京不同藝見藝術中心  

 

2018  Art Taipei, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taiwan     

台北國際藝術博覽會, 台灣台北世界貿易中心     

 

Art for a Changing World - Chinese Realistic Oil Painting, Caochangdi Art District, Beijing,       China     

畫隨世易—中國寫實油畫, 中國北京草場地藝術區  

 

2017  Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art Xuzhou 2017, Xuzhou Art Museum, Xuzhou, China     

2017徐州當代藝術邀請展, 中國徐州美術館

 

2017  "Before & After" Art Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Beijing, China     

"在前、在後"藝術展, 中國北京保 利山水美術館 

 

2016  NordArt 2016, Hamburg, Germany     

2016 德國北部藝術區年展, 德國漢堡

 

Art Stage Singapore 2016, Singapore     

2016 藝術登陸新加坡, 新加坡        

 

"Collision" Conceptual Art Group Exhibition, Xiansheng Gallery, Beijing, China     

"碰撞" 觀念具象藝術組繪畫展, 中國北京先聲畫廊     

 

“Now" Contemporary Painting Exhibition, 798 Xinghe Gallery, Beijing, China     

“繪畫在當下” 當代繪畫藝術邀請展,中國北京798星河畫廊     

 

"Arts Unbounded" Contemporary Youth Arts Promotion Program, Gallery 49, Beijing, China

"藝 . 無界" —青年當代藝術推廣計畫2016, 中國北京四九畫廊     

 

Sao Yi Sao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shenzhen, China     

掃一掃當代藝術展, 中國深圳         

 

Contemporary Art Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Beijing, China     

當代藝術展, 中國北京保利山水美術館  

 

2015  China Neo-Classical Art Association 2015 Exhibition, Manet Art Museum, Beijing, China

新經典畫會當代藝術展, 中國北京馬奈美術館     

 

2015 ArtHamptons, New York, U.S.A

2015 ArtHamptons, 美國紐約     

 

2015 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, U.S.A

2015洛杉磯藝術博覽會, 美國洛杉磯             

 

2015  Sao Yi Sao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Ning Space, Yang Gallery, Beijing, Distance Gallery, Tianjin, Shanghai Peninsula Art Museum, Shanghai, China

掃一掃當代藝術展, 中國北京山水美術館、寧空間、楊國際藝術中心、天津三遠美術館、上海半島美術館     

 

2015 Art Beijing,  Beijing, China     

2015 藝術北京博覽會, 中國北京  

 

2014  "Tribute to the Classic: Young Artists Invitation Exhibition" The 4th "Small Hand in Big Hand" Charity Exhibition, Manet Art Museum, Beijing, China     

"向經典致敬:青年藝術家邀請展" 第四届“大手拉小手”公益展, 中國北京馬奈草地     

 

2014 China Neo-Classical Art Association 2014 Exhibition, Shandong Art Gallery, Qingdao, China     

2014 中國新經典畫會年展         

 

"Jing" Art Appreciation Exhibition of China New-Classical Art Association, Beijing Calamus River Antique Buildings, China     

“菁”中國新經典畫會品鑑展, 中國北京菖蒲河皇城會, 中國青島山東美術館 China Neo-Classical Art Association       

 

2014 Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, Shandong Art Gallery, Jinan, Shandong, Zhongchen Art Gallery, China     

2014中國新經典畫會年展, 中國 北京中國美術館, 山東美術館, 青州美術館     

 

"Sigh of the Times" China Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition, Loft 3 Gallery, Beijing, China

"時代印記"中國新一代演出者邀請展,中國北京 紅三房畫廊     

 

2014 ArtHamptons, New York, U.S.A     

2014 ArtHamptons,  美國紐約     

 

2014 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, U.S.A     

2014洛杉磯藝術博覽會, 美國洛杉磯  

 

"Edge of Temptation" Group Exhibition, Richard J. Demato Fine Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A

"Edge of Tempration"群展, 美國紐約RJD畫廊        

 

2014  "On the Road" China Young Artists Itinerant Exhibition, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China     

"在路上" 中國青年演出者作品提名展,中國深圳 關山月美術館     

 

1st Realistic Concept Oil Painting Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China     

首屆觀念寫實油畫展, 中國上海多倫美術館     

 

China (Linyi) International Art Fair, Linyi, China     

中國(臨沂)國際藝術大展, 中國臨沂     

 

2014 Art Beijing, Beijing, China  

2014 藝術北京博覽會, 中國北京  

 

2013  "On the Road" China Young Artists Itinerant Exhibition, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China    

"在路上" 中國青年演出者作品提名展,中國深圳 關山月美術館     

 

Younger Generation Artists Realistic Paintings, China Neo-Classical Art Associations 2013 Exhibition, Poly Art Museum, Beijing     

“晚生代具象繪畫”中國新經典畫會2013年展, 中國北京保利美術館     

 

"New Figurative Art" China New- Classical Art Association, Siwei Art Museum, Chengdu, Sichuan, China     

“新具象. 新經典”中國新經典畫會2013年展, 中國四川成都斯為美術館     

 

2013 "Neo-Classical" Prints Oil Painting Ten People Exhibition, Hunan Normal University College of Fine Arts, Chang Sha, China     

2013 "新經典畫會” 版畫油畫十人展,中國湖南長沙師範大學美術學院     

 

"Start From Here" Chinese Academy Young Artists Exhibition, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China     

"從這裡開始"中國學院青年藝術作品展, 中國深圳關山月美術館     

 

2013 Art Beijing, Beijing, China     

2013 藝術北京博覽會, 中國北京