XIONG YANJUN

Xiong Yanjun was born in the city of Liuan of Anhui province, China in 1977. He graduated from the Anhui Normal University and completed his Master’s of Fine Arts in Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing, China. Xiong is now teaching Oil Painting at the Anhui Normal University in Wuhu and works at his studio as a professional artist.

The common denomination of Xiong Yanjun’s works is the artist’s reflective attitude towards the surfaces of his surrounding reality and a consequent profound question of the media he uses. Materials such as steel, aluminum, wood, cardboard, concrete, polyurethane foam, often used as support, emphasize the establishment of relationship between his works and the adjacent environment that is so constitutive for Xiong. The combination of spontaneous experimentation with the materials of a new century, technical and artistic sophistication, and an intellectual, constructive method, quite aptly describes the range of Xiong Yanjun’s oeuvre.

Xiong’s works have been widely recognized and exhibited in solo and group shows around China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hefei, Nanjing and Shanghai. He has been featured in Anhui Contemporary Art Biennale in Hefei and the 4th Sino-Italian Biennale in Beijing.

Xiong Yanjun was born in the city of Liuan of Anhui province, China in 1977. He graduated from the Anhui Normal University and completed his Master’s of Fine Arts in Nanjing University of Arts, Nanjing, China. Xiong is now teaching Oil Painting at the Anhui Normal University in Wuhu and works at his studio as a professional artist.

The common denomination of Xiong Yanjun’s works is the artist’s reflective attitude towards the surfaces of his surrounding reality and a consequent profound question of the media he uses. Materials such as steel, aluminum, wood, cardboard, concrete, polyurethane foam, often used as support, emphasize the establishment of relationship between his works and the adjacent environment that is so constitutive for Xiong. The combination of spontaneous experimentation with the materials of a new century, technical and artistic sophistication, and an intellectual, constructive method, quite aptly describes the range of Xiong Yanjun’s oeuvre.

Xiong’s works have been widely recognized and exhibited in solo and group shows around China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Hefei, Nanjing and Shanghai. He has been featured in Anhui Contemporary Art Biennale in Hefei and the 4th Sino-Italian Biennale in Beijing.