Multimedia and performance artist Cang Xin’s artistic inspirations are often influenced by his religious belief. To him, the art-creating process is a spiritual way for him to review his inner self as well as the world around him. In his Hidden Consciousness series, the subject matter is imaginary, filled with mysterious objects and beings. The use of traditional Chinese painting materials of silk and pigment further creates a state of contradiction against such made-up objects and beings. Acting as a visual extension to his belief in animism, these works are the continued exploration of his spirituality and investigation in the meanings of existence.
Cang Xin (b. 1967, Inner Mongolia, China) studied at Tianjin Academy of Music and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He is one of China’s most celebrated performance and multimedia artists and is also an active art curator. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, including: “El Cuerpo en La Naturaleza” (Santander Art Center, Spain, 2016), “Beijing 798 Genesis (2002-2006)” (Songzhuang Art Museum, China, 2016), “Voice of the Unseen” (55th Venice Biennale collateral event, Venice, 2013) and “Cang Xin’s Mythology” (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2008). He currently lives and works in Beijing.
6 Oct – 28 Oct 2016