Oil on Canvas, 120 x 150 cm
About the artwork
Min Yi Yao's nudes are a stunning display of skill and artistic vision. Playing on his fauvist influences, the seemingly wild strokes give way to contradicting precise strokes that capture light, depth and emotion. The portrait depicted here is a testament to the degree of the artist's skill as in spite of the expressionist colors and untamed strokes, the image is strikingly realistic, the woman's facial features visible, precise and recognizable and the whole form a complex combination of detail and exaggeration.
About the artist
Born in Xi'an, Shanxi Province and graduating from Xi'an Fine Art Academy. Min Yiyao's figurative works have been featured in major exhibitions in China, with solo and group exhibitions spanning Beijing, Xiamen, Shanghai, Nanjing, Taipei, Belgium, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Singapore. In Min's works, the language of his technique draws the viewer in rather that the image itself. He alludes to fauvist influences and a tinge of surrealism. The artist fascinates the viewer with a reversal of the norms expected of a portraiture piece.