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Yin Xin
YIN Xin was born in Kashgar, a remote Muslim town in Turkistan in Western China in 1959 and his family migrated to the Mongolian border during the Cultural Revolution in political exile. His exposure at an early age to different religions and cultures was his first introduction to art and had influenced him as a child. Finding it difficult to adjust to the rigid teaching in school in China, Yin Xin left China in 1988 to study at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia and in 1991, started travelling around Europe and Asia in pursuit of art. In 1994, he eventually settled in Paris where he felt he could freely be an artist.

Yin Xin uses western techniques to paint the many facets of China, and one of his series "Nostalgia" focuses on the Modern Period of China. He likes to capture the colonial period and the old-fashioned style of Shanghai and Macau using his own feelings and perspective of the Chinese in that era and a muted palette that is reminiscent of photographs. His work is a fusion of east meets west, sometimes with the play of light similar to the works of Georges de La Tour.
  • 1977     Xinjiang Normal University
  • 1982     Xian Academy of Fine Arts
  • 1988     Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Faculty of Art, Australia


Solo Exhibitions

  • 1989     Metro Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  • 1992     National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • 1993     National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
                 Galerie Scavongelli, Paris, France
  • 1994     Taiwan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
                 Schiller International University, Paris, France
                 Ho Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1995     Ho Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 1996     Ho Gallery, Hong Kong
                 Museo Nacional del Grabado, Bueno Aires, Argentina
  • 1997     China Club, Hong Kong
  • 1998     Shanghai Tang, New York, United States
  • 1999     China Club, Hong Kong
                 Tolman Collection, Tokyo, Japan
                 Serge Aboukrat, Paris, France
                 Maison de la Chine, Paris, France
  • 2000     Fendi Casa, Bologna, Italy
                 International 20th Art Fair, New York, United States
  • 2001     Kings Road Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  • 2002     Espace Nesle, Paris, France
  • 2003     Kings Road Gallery, London, United Kingdom
                 Maison de la Chine, Paris, France
                 Galerie Cathay, Paris, France
  • 2004     Galerie Jonas, Paris, France
                 Katie de Tilly Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2005     Shanghai Art Museum, China
  • 2006     Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2007     Courbet Museum, Ornans, France
                 Maison de la Chine, Paris, France
  • 2008     Galerie Daniel Besseiche, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2009     Galerie Lipao, Paris, France
  • 2011     "Society", Hong Kong
  • 2012     "Our 1930s", Hong Kong