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 a 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).