Works to Buy by Shanghai’s Top Artists

Artsy Specialist
Nov 6, 2017 5:31PM

Political Pop featuring Chairman Mao, colorful portraits of animals, fantastical digital collages—this is just a taste of the art by Shanghai’s top artists.

Whether you’re on the ground or online, discover their works at Shanghai’s ART021 art fair or from the city’s leading galleries.

You can buy the following artworks—or simply learn more about them—by messaging the representing galleries through Artsy. If you have any questions along the way, you can also contact our team of specialists at [email protected].

Featured in the 59th Venice Biennale, this emerging artist infuses her fantastical digital images with manga cartoons, medical diagrams, and sci-fi characters.

Lu Yang
C-Baby/ Love 癌宝宝/爱, 2014
Rén Space
Lu Yang
Strawberry heart 草莓心脏, 2014
Rén Space
Lu Yang
Moving Gods Thangka 移动神佛唐卡, 2015
ART LABOR Gallery

This Shanghai-based painter is best known for his surrealistic, vividly-colored landscapes, which draw upon the symbolism of classical Chinese literature.

Yi’s precise abstractions often repeat a single motif—such as an “x” or a “+”—and experiment with the visual impact of size, color, and material.

Ding Yi 丁乙
Appearance of Crosses 2016-B17, 2016
Timothy Taylor
Ding Yi 丁乙
Appearance of cross 2015 #1 十示2015 #1, 2015
Rén Space
Ding Yi 丁乙
Appearance of Crosses 2016-B7, 2016
Timothy Taylor

From abstract drip paintings to colorful animal portraits, Ting fills his images with a lively energy and subtle sense of wit.

Walasse Ting 丁雄泉
Two Oriental Beauties with a Purple Horse, 1980s
Alisan Fine Arts

This conceptual multimedia artist—nicknamed the “Maurizio Cattelan of China”—brands himself as a corporation, releasing his works under the company name MadeIn since 2009.

Xu Zhen 徐震
Jiang Shan (Land), 2011
Galerie Nathalie Obadia
Xu Zhen 徐震
Self Consumption, 2011
Galerie Nathalie Obadia
Xu Zhen 徐震
Eternity-Sui Dynasty Standing Bodhisattva, Marble Statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene, 2014
Galerie Nathalie Obadia

With scribbles and splatters, Feng creates abstract expressionist paintings that are rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy and inspired by New York’s graffiti scene.

Feng Lianghong 冯良鸿
14 - 34, 2014
EGG Gallery
Feng Lianghong 冯良鸿
Yellow 16-18, 2016
EGG Gallery
Feng Lianghong 冯良鸿
16-3-2, 2016
Shanghai Gallery of Art

Considered the father of Minimalist abstraction and Political Pop in China, Yu began painting scenes of Chairman Mao’s everyday life in 1989.

Yu Youhan
Life of Mao, 2015
Rén Space
Yu Youhan
Waving to the Universe, 2015
Rén Space
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