我 (It's Me) - 4
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm
About the artwork
Steely eyes and unabashed form- the woman in the image stares straight into the viewer but remains disengaged and disconnected, causing the viewer to look closer into her expressions and emotions to gauge her state of mind. Stylistically, the artist outdoes himself in capturing detail and realistic aspects in spite of his wild strokes and dearth of color; he represents her emotions in a form that both intrigues and resonates within the viewer.
About the artist
Born in Xi'an, Shanxi Province and graduating from Xi'an Fine Art Academy. Min Yiyao's figurative works have been featured in major exhibitions in China, with solo and group exhibitions spanning Beijing, Xiamen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taipei, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Singapore. In Min's works, the language of his technique draws the viewer in rather that the image itself. He alludes to fauvist influences and a tinge of surrealism. The artist fascinates the viewer with a reversal of the norms expected of a portraiture piece.