Shen Xiaotong/ Shen Xiaotong

China 1968


Shen Xiaotong
Shen Xiaotong

Shen Xiaotong is a Chinese artist, born in 1968, who explores the art of portrait. He likes to use a dramatic color palette and to paint using primarily just one color. His early works were done in red, the 90’s work was done in yellow. Xiaotong paints people in groups, usually friends or family, challenging the feelings of individuality and loneliness in groups.

Featured image: Shen Xiaotong – Portrait No. 1 (Detail), 1999, photo credits Blouinartinfo