Born in the year 1966 in Huhehaote, China he completed his academics from Inner Mongolia Normal
University and majored in the Oil Painting Department of Fine Arts Professional. In 1991 he enrolled at
the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts to master Realism oil painting and studied murals at the Central
Academy of Arts and Crafts in 1993.
Xiao Hong’s recent works on the ‘Intellectual Youth’ series combines the elements of contemporary and tradition onto one canvas. With the portrait of an Intellectual Youth as the main subject of his painting, one can immediately identify with his subject – how China is now full of young, talented and capable youths to take the nation to the next level of development. However, it is his use of scenes and fragments of reality from the past which is rather unique. He turns these scenes and fragments of reality into marks on the skin of a human face, treating them like moles or freckles in a portrait, moulding them to the undulating contours of facial structure. Now, the combination of the two implores upon us a message that one should always have a root in traditions and the past.
Xiao Hong had participated in numerous group shows, his solo shows include, Xiao Hong solo oil painting exhibition at Qin Gallery, Beijing, China, 1999; Xiao Hong solo oil painting exhibition, Hong Kong, China, 2002; Intellectual Youth, China Art Seasons, Beijing, China, 2005; Intellectual Youth, China Art Seasons, Jakarta, Indonesia and Singapore, 2006 and Mask, Xiao Hong at Linda Gallery, Beijing, China in 2008.
The artist is based out of Beijing, China.;