Xiang Kaiyang, born in 1991 in Wenzhou, lives and works in Beijing. In 2015, he graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Goldsmiths College, University of London, and later in 2020 received his MFA in Oil Painting at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the 5th Studio.
Xiang Kaiyang’s creative art form assumes a fundamental synthesis of texts and drawing. His passion during his student era centered on Chinese poetry writing, leading to his themed artistic experiments with texts and words during graduate school. Xiang grounds his artworks on Chinese words, phrases, poetry, and texts, explicitly or implicitly presenting them through intricate yet delicate brushwork in his paintings. How to effectively and accurately convey the roles of these Chinese characters through visual representation, transforming them into imagery signals, is the focus of his experiment.
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