Li Xin
(1973, Xi'an, Chine)

Li Xin was born in 1973 on the banks of the Yellow River. In 1996, he graduated of the Central Academy of Fine Arts of Beijing, he lives and works between France and China since 2002. This huge and powerful river has influenced his whole childhood, by his visual presence but also the smells and constant murmurs of its flow.

After having lived in France from 2002 to 2007 and having created many abstract works, Li Xin comes back to the ink practice. Result of a personal artistic deve- lopment, this decision may also be seen as a cultural choice, a will to replace the tradition in the contempo- rary world.

Calligraphist in the soul, this contemporary painter doesn't consider water has an element equal to others. Water brings to his work the part of risk and instability. Here, water does the work of the ink in the traditional painting. Invited by Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Director of Hermès, Li Xin created a series of paintings of whom one was chosen for the packaging of the perfume "Le Jardin de Monsieur Li".

Li Xin creates a singular pictorial language nourished of French influences. He touches the eternal Nature and the heart of the man.

Exhibitions selected

Solo exhibitions

2015 - Stillness Is The Move, Shanghai Gallery Of Art, Shanghai
2013 - Au fil de l'eau, Yishu 8, Beijing                                                   
2008 - Le Jardin Gris, CIMG Space, 798, Beijing
2007 - Art Scene China Warehouse, Shanghai
2007 - Grand Sky Gallery, Taipei
2006 - Arlette Gimaray Gallery, Paris
2005 - Art Scene China Gallery, Shanghai
2004 - Cathay Gallery, Paris

Group exhibitions

2015 - Confronting Anityya, Muse Angerlehner, Wels, Austria
2006 - Reed Savage Gallery, Miami
2006 - One Moon Gallery, Beijing
2006 - Soochow University, Taipei
2005 - La Chine à Rueil, Atelier Grognard, Rueil-Malmaison
2004 - De Chine et d'encre, Maison des Arts d'Antony, Antony


2014 - Art Istanbul, Turquie
2008 - St-art, European Contemporary Art Fair
2007 - CIGE, China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing
2007 - Art Miami, Miami
2006 - Art Beijing, Beijing
2006 - KIAF, Korean International Art Fair, Seoul
2006 - Art Paris, Paris, France
2004 - Salon d'Automne, Paris