Xiao Bo 蕭搏 Hangzhou, China, b. 1977
Xiao Bo graduated from the China Academy of Art in 1999, where he trained in traditional oil painting, which helped to formulate his development of extremely innovative painting techniques. In recent years, Xiao’s work evolved from traditional figurative painting to a revolutionary style of abstraction. His extensive use of vibrant green hues, along with other colors, including black, are used as his means of expression for his new works.
From 2014 onwards, Xiao Bo eliminated details in his paintings and used expressive brushstrokes and linear patterns to convey his ideas, focusing more on the creative process in his work rather than on the construction of various forms. In his works, he sprays layers of paint on the canvas, and then peels the paint, layer by layer to create spontaneous lines. With the rhythmic patterns in Xiao’s works, his abstract artistic language is singled out, developing a new visual experience for the audience.
Xiao Bo has exhibited extensively in the Greater China region. His solo exhibitions include: Xiao Bo, Galerie du Monde (Hong Kong), 2018; One Another, Gallery 55 (Shanghai, China), 2017; Daylight Lamp · Crowd · Notebook, DuGe Art House (Beijing, China), 2017 ; Stay with Me, Gallery 55 (Shanghai, China) 2015 ; 1+1, Sanshang Art (Hangzhou, China) 2014 ; Asia, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Space (Shanghai, China), 2012 ; Mapping Asia, China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE) (Beijing, China), 2009 ; Clips • Segments, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute (Beijing, China), 2008 ; Frame, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute (Beijing, China), 2006 and Over & Over Again, Dao Art Space (Beijing, China), 2006.