Yan Xinyue (b.1992) is a Chinese artist who currently lives and works in Shanghai. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp (Belgium) with an MFA in painting in 2018. Yan's work portrays the tension in everyday life in the context of rapid urban development. She manipulates objects and subjects into different painterly forms - reality and fantasy are mixed on the same canvas, and the dynamic and the tranquil are blended - revealing the conflict between being a part of society and being an individual. The irony and humor in her paintings invite viewers to escape the solemnity of reality and enter a universe of imagination and possibilities.

 

Yan Xinyue's exhibitions include solo exhibition Summer Mist at Capsule Shanghai (2020, Shanghai, China), and group exhibitions at Kunstpodium T (2019, Tilburg, Netherland), Capsule Shanghai (2019, Shanghai, China), A+ Contemporary (2019, Shanghai, China), De Brakke Grond - Flemish Cultural Center (2018, Amsterdam, Netherland) and Cité internationale des arts (2017, Paris, France).