About The Work
CAO Xioayang is known for his innovative signature technique of highly intricate charcoal paintings, and endeavors of transcending the boundaries of traditional ink painting. This is an exceptional piece that CAO applied a layer of wash in light blue, that makes this atmosphere imaginary landscape painting looks like a colourised vintage photo.
CAO Xiaoyang (b. 1968, Jiangsu province, China)
is known for his innovative signature technique of highly intricate charcoal paintings, and endeavors of transcending the boundaries of traditional ink painting. His atmospheric landscapes evoke the magic of ancient masters, and capture the spirit of nature treasured by artists over a millennium of landscape practice.
Recent exhibitions include the Eighth Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia 2016; inauguration exhibition of Gongwang Museum of Art in Hangzhou; and a major solo exhibition at the Museum of China Academy of Art.
Cao Xiaoyang is currently the Department Head of the Foundation Studies of the China Academy of Art.
Hanart TZ Gallery was founded in 1983 with the mission of introducing new Chinese Contemporary art both to the Asia region and internationally. Hanart TZ Gallery has been a pioneer in exploring the Chinese cultural map for over 35 years, and has represented and worked with numerous artists who are now internationally prominent. The gallery has become a magnet for both established and emerging artists from the Greater China areas of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as the international diaspora.