Cui Xinming, ‘Insects awaken (驚蜇)’, 2016, Edouard Malingue Gallery

About Cui Xinming

A recent graduate from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Cui Xinming is a rising Chinese artist who creates expansive oil on canvas works that express, in an elaborate and vivid painterly style, the tumultuous thoughts and reflections of a younger Chinese generation that is living through a period of constant change. From Xinming’s early series ‘Black Hole of Memories’ to his most recent body of work ‘A Sleepwalker’s World’ and ‘Journey to the East’, Xinming addresses how his peers and compatriots are casting into oblivion the past and its rich memories as an attempt to relentlessly attain a new stage of modernity.

— Submitted by Edouard Malingue Gallery

Chinese, b. 1986, Shandong, China, based in Chongqing, China