Li Xin
(born in 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. Since 2002 he lives and works between France and China.

The Yellow River,  huge and powerful,  has influenced him since childhood, by its visual presence but also the smells and constant murmurs of its flow.

In 2007, after having created many abstract works, Li Xin comes back to the ink practice. It was a eresult of a personal artistic development, but also influenced by his cultural choice, a will to replace the tradition in the contemporary world.

Calligraphist in the soul, this contemporary painter doesn't consider water as 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

Groupe Exhibitions

2015 - Confronting Anityya, Muse Angerlehner, Wels, Autriche

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

Salons and Art fairs

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


2017 - Li Xin, Somogy editions d'art, Paris