Xie Nanxing: Spices
March 17 – May 23, 2018 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
The exhibition consists of seven major oil paintings created by contemporary Chinese artist Xie Nanxing over the last two years, through which the artist explores his own relationship with European art history and iconography.
The works are set against a green wall as they explore forms of beauty, time, desire, and other themes in an experimental painting language. The exhibition also includes supplementary materials such as sketches that Xie drew in preparation for the series to elucidate his creative trajectory.
Xie Nanxing was born in 1970 in Chongqing. He now lives and works in Beijing and Chengdu. Since 1999, Xie’s work has been shown in major exhibitions at home and abroad, including Documenta XII (Kassel, 2007) and the 48th Venice Biennale (1999).
Poster for “Xie Nanxing: Spices.”