Works to Buy by Shanghai’s Top Artists

Artsy Specialist
Nov 6, 2017 12:31pm
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.
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.
From abstract drip paintings to colorful animal portraits, Ting fills his images with a lively energy and subtle sense of wit.
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.
With scribbles and splatters, Feng creates abstract expressionist paintings that are rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy and inspired by New York’s graffiti scene.
Considered the father of Minimalist abstraction and Political Pop in China, Yu began painting scenes of Chairman Mao’s everyday life in 1989.