Diptych, 2017

Ye Xingqian

Diptych, 2017
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W. 280 ; H. 70


Ink on paper


A work from the same series was acquired by the Musée Guimet, Paris

Ye Xingqian was born in 1963 in Leqing, Zhejiang, China. A self-taught artist, he learned painting and sculpture with his older brother at a very early age. From the age of sixteen, he earned his living by making calligraphies for religious ceremonies in temples. He exhibited his work for the first time in 1980 in his hometown.
Ye arrived in France in 1983, where he discovered contemporary Western painting and was particularly interested in abstraction.
The artist gradually integrated it into his art, initially adapting ink and paper to his new compositions.
Since the 2000s, Ye has been working with ink on paper and also with oil on canvas.
In 2019 a major touring exhibition in eight important Chinese museums was organized and a major solo exhibition is dedicated to him in 2020 at the prestigious Liu Haisu Museum in Shanghai.

Selected Exhibitions :
1990 Shanghai Museum of Fine Arts
2013 Fuzhou City Cultural Centre, Fujian, China
2019 Tianjin Art Museum, China
2019 Fujian Museum, Fuzhou, China
2019 Guilin Arts Museum, Guangxi, China
2020 Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
2021 Orangerie du Sénat, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Works in public collections :
Musée National des arts asiatiques Guimet, Paris
Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai
Musée des arts de l’Asie Cernuschi, Paris
Guangzhou Museum, Guangzhou, China