Yang Xiaomin: introduce Chinese farmers to the world
2018-03-07 16:03:00

A traditional Chinese ink and brush painting exhibition themed of Village was held in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, from Feb.28 to Mar. 5. This exhibition displayed 52 paintings all created by Yang Xiaomin.

Yang Xiaomin, born in a peasant family in Xuzhou, northern Jiangsu province, in 1972, is a traditional Chinese painter whose works mainly present farmers’ life in villages of northern China.

Yang Xiaomin gave a lecture to art students in Cambridge about ink and brush painting on Oct. 22, 2013. (Photo provided by Yang Xiaomin)

Yang has shown great interest in featuring farmers in his hometown, especially old men, since he started to learn painting at a young age. Then he took some time to travel across villages in several provinces along the Yellow River, including Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Hebei, and Shandong. With these first-hand experiences, Yang started to record the farmers’ lives, fading traditions and changes in northern China villages through his brush. This unique series of paintings boast both artistic and historical values not only in China but also the world.


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