(b. 1960, Jining, Inner Mongolia)
Born in Jining City of Inner Mongolia in 1960, Su Xinping was accepted into the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1979. Throughout the two years he spent in the army, Su continued to paint. This experience inspired some of his earliest lithographic works of nostalgic and quiet scenes of the vast grasslands and local people.
Growing in a period when art was still commissioned as propaganda, Su wanted to keep a distance from politicized art, directing his attention to themes about life and time.
Following completion of his study at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1989, Su began to produce intimate black-and-white depictions of the social transformations occurring during the decade of open policy promoted by Deng Xiaoping. His works expressed a deep concern for the issues surrounding isolation and lack of communication among the people at this time.
Su has exhibited worldwide, featuring in shows like “Pending-Su Xinping Solo Exhibition” at Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2013), In Time-2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (2012), “Two Generations – 20 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art” Australian Tour exhibition (2012), “Toasting” at Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK (2009) and Dolores De Sierra Gallery, Madrid, Spain (2008).
His works are collected by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; The British Museum, London, UK; Asia Pacific Museum, USA; Portland Art Museum, USA; San Francisco Museum, USA; Seton Hall University, USA; Ludwig Museum, Germany among others.
Netted Sheep, 1992
Lithograph, Ed 28 of 30, 27.5" x 20", Please inquire for pricing
The Vast Campaign(3), 1991
Lithograph, Ed. 19 of 30, 23" x 32", Please inquire for pricing
Stakes & Horses, 1989
Lithograph, Ed 12 of 15, 21", 29.5", Please inquire for priceing