Xu Yang - Female Identity 29092020, 2020 (detail)

Xu Yang

Figurative Art

November 20, 2020

Xu Yang is a Chinese-born contemporary artist based in the United Kingdom who is exploring her personal interests, childhood fantasies, fetish, and identity through painting, photography, and mixed media. Looking into history, she identifies her subject matter - things that are addictive, but we might like to shy away from – sexuality, body, and female identity. Influenced by Rococo, Yang is attempting to uncover its elaborate and extravagant style in paintings through playful brushstrokes. She creates her works by painting layer by layer with smudges and touches. Born in Shandong, China, Yang graduated with 1st Class Honors in BA Painting Wimbledon College of Arts (2018) and MA Painting at Royal College of Art (2018-20).

Featured image: Xu Yang - Female Identity 29092020, 2020 (detail). Oil on Linen. 23.3 x 20.4 cm. Photo courtesy Artistellar