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Yan Bing

Chinese, b. 1980

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Yan Bing

Chinese, b. 1980

Biography

Chinese-born artist Yan Bing’s work is inspired by early memories of his agrarian upbringing. Incorporating animal skin textures and earthy tones of terracotta and wheat, his oil paintings are a nostalgic ode to the disappearing rural Chinese landscape. Bing also uses organic materials such as dirt, silk, cow skin, and fur, as well as farm tools, in previous works—a reference to the Italian Arte Povera movement, which emphasized using unconventional materials. Abstract and meditative, the pieces seem to harken back to an earlier, bucolic time. “I would rather go back to the age of innocence,” Bing says.

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Chinese-born artist Yan Bing’s work is inspired by early memories of his agrarian upbringing. Incorporating animal skin textures and earthy tones of terracotta and wheat, his oil paintings are a nostalgic ode to the disappearing rural Chinese landscape. Bing also uses organic materials such as dirt, silk, cow skin, and fur, as well as farm tools, in previous works—a reference to the Italian Arte Povera movement, which emphasized using unconventional materials. Abstract and meditative, the pieces seem to harken back to an earlier, bucolic time. “I would rather go back to the age of innocence,” Bing says.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
UCCA