Date: 17 February - 30 April 2021
Venue: Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery, Building EA.G.03, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University. Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere.
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (09.30 am – 5.00 pm)
Contact: Lina Gong on (02) 9685 9943
Welcome to our FIRST onsite art exhibition in 2021 – Yang Xifa Exhibition: Universe in Coins. Dr Yang Xifa is a well-established Chinese Australia artist. Throughout his artistic life, he has created a wide range of artworks with distinctive styles. In this exhibition, viewers will see his masterful application of Chinese ink wash painting in his provocative visual and philosophical exploration of humanities.
About the Artist
Dr Yang Xifa was born in Tianjin, China. He received his Bachelor in fine arts from Tianjin College of Fine Arts in 1989 and his Master’s degree from Tianjin University in 1998. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD from Nankai University. He is a professor of oriental art at Nankai University.
Since 1998, Dr Yang has been living and working in Australia and China. He has had solo and group exhibitions in China, Australia and Japan. His latest exhibitions include group exhibition Precious Treasures at Incinerator Art Space in 2021, Pulse of the Dragon at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in 2020, Xifa Yang Exhibition at Live in Art Gallery, Sydney 2020, Paper & Ink Language at Nanjing Ink Art Biennial 2019 in China and Capital Theory series at Exclamation Art Space Gallery in Beijing 798, China.
Dr Yang is known for his bold exploration in combining traditional Chinese painting with contemporary art experiment. His artwork often contrasts different elements so as to convey a strong sense of shock to viewers. His imagination crosses space, time, continents and cultures. Through his art, he pursues philosophical and metaphysical inquisition into human existence.