25 Contemporary Chinese Artists
Chinese Contemporary Artists
Over the past decades the contemporary Chinese art scene has come to the forefront of the international art world. The surge of commercial and critical success can be traced to a number of social and cultural factors, including a loosening of restrictions on subject matter, a new freedom to experiment, and a desire to preserve and express Chinese identity on a global scale.
Below a list of the major Contemporary Artists from China. Click on a name to view more info about the artist.
Suggestion to start with: Zhang Dali, Zhang Xiaogang, Feng Zhengjie, Yue Minjun,
Ai Weiwei, Guo Wei, Huang Yan, Zhang Huan. See the list all Chinese artists on the-artists.org.
At Work: Portraits of 25 Contemporary Chinese Artists
This unique book shows why many believe China is the next “tidal wave” of opportunity for art collectors due to the sheer creative output and artistic variety now blooming from within a country where only a few decades ago such expression would have been repressed. Buy here.
Within the Western art world, contemporary Chinese art is the subject of intense fascination and speculation. In this book, Jon Burris profiles contemporary Chinese painters, sculptors, photographers, and conceptual artists in their studios, presenting intimate glimpses into their life and work. As a result, he offers a fascinating, lingering portrait of the contemporary Chinese art scene.
From the symbolist paintings of Zhang Xiaogang to Fang Lijun and other post-Tiananmen artists, Burris details the historical, political, and cultural mimesis shaping China’s contemporary artists. This is a must-have book for admirers of contemporary Chinese art.