Xie Nanxing | the artist




The artist Xie Nanxing
Born 1970, Chongqing, Sichuan, China.
Lives and works in Beijing and Chengdu, China.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Documenta Kassel,


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When we are confronted by one of Xie Nanxing’s paintings, the first impression that occurs spontaneously in our mind is definitely connected with the photographic image. The photographic documentation, always produced by the artist himself, constitutes in fact the essential vehicle of his artistic creation which, supported by an expertly mastered pictorial technique, characterises itself by an extraordinary resemblance, almost obsessively down to the minutest detail, with the real world…
Xie Nanxing self-inflicts deliberate and systematic crises. Through unceasing questioning Xie has been able to develop a solid and very personal kind of painting.
As one of the outstanding artists born in China in 1970, Xie Nanxing was selected into the 48th Venice Biennial in June of 1999. In his paintings, he portrayed the mental memories of their spiritual injuries that the young generation of the 1990s have in their hearts…
Untittled, 1999, Oil on canvas


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