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Min Yiyao
Tai Chi No.6, 2012

Oil on Canvas
150 x 120cm


In his Tai chi series, Min Yiyao uses his signature brushstrokes to capture the movement and fluidity of this traditional art form. His paintings give us the desired effect of a strong yet gentle martial art sport. He is able to bring out the firmness of one character and the light-weighted, graceful movement of another on the same canvas with the aid of his special technique of painting. Min uses a plain white background to allow the actions of his characters to pop out to his viewers, creating a realistic combat scenario. He is able to retain the fierce expressions of the Tai chi martial artists, the strong postures of each movement, as well as their traditional costumes to retain the original emotions of the Chinese sport.

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  • +Artist Bio

    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. 
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  • +Exhibitions

    Taipei International Art Exposition, Taiwan
    Shoreman Art International, Neijing, China

    Art Beijing 2006, Beijing, China    
    "Unreal East", Belgium
    "Dialogue - China" United Kingdom    
    "Deep-In-Space - Contemporary Art", Beijing, China
    "Deep-In-Space", Xiamen, China

    "Irrationality", Contemporary Art Exposition, Xiamen, China

    "Eclecticism", Shanghai, China

    "Images Coordinates", Xi'An, China        
    Rafts of Medusa, Vancouver, Canada

    "Close To You And Me", Xi'An, China        
    "Exchange Sights", Australia

    "Excursion Focus", Xi'An, China

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