Pushing his drawing, painting, and printmaking into new spaces of scale, installation, and animation, artist Sun Xun has been labeled as one of China’s most ambitious artists of the incredible young and thriving generation breaking into the art world at large. His artworks carry the painterly brushstrokes that exemplify a combination of classic Chinese techniques and contemporary composition and consciousness. This style of stroke is very apparent and iconic of this generation of emerging Chinese artists. However, Xun refuses to accept the label of a “Chinese artist” and instead considers himself a citizen of the world. He claims his practice is largely reliant on travel and exposure to other cultures. Much of his work stems from his disillusionment with the falsehood and/or manipulation of history in certain countries and cultures. That includes certain legends as well as accounts of politics of the past. The artist studied as a printmaker but became upset with the art schools and dropped out and began to turn his drawings and prints into animations that he eventually became iconic for. The ambitious Sun Xun has exploded onto the scene in the last decade with over 30 solo shows and inclusion in high-profile museums. See his creative work below!
Visit Sean Kelly Gallery’s page on Sun Xun here and be sure to watch the awesome video!