Solo Arte
Leading Irish and European Art Dealers
Based in Waterford City, Ireland.
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Chinese Artists

Ai Weiwei (1957)

Ai Weiwei is an artist and sculptor from Beijing. He became part of a group of artists called Stars, which refused to create artwork that followed government guidelines. From 1981 to 1993, Ai Weiwei lived in the United States. During this time he focused on Performance and Conceptual Art, and graduated from the Parsons School […]

Ai Xuan (1947)

Ai Xuan was born in 1947 in Hebei province. He is the son of the prominent political poet Ai Qing and half-brother of renown artist Ai Weiwei. He graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1976. During the cultural revolution Ai Xuan was sent by the government to work as hard labour in a […]

Chen Danqing (1953)

Chen Danqing is a Chinese/American artist, writer and art critic born in Shanghai and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is now a US citizen having moved there in the 1980s. He is known mainly for his Realist paintings, which he created shortly after China’s opening in the late 1970s and early […]

Fang Lijun (1963)

Fang Lijun is a painter and printmaker associated with the Cynical Realist movement and is best known for his realistic paintings that criticize contemporary cultural values in China. He incorporates imagery from pop culture, fold art and traditional Chinese painting and his work often features bald, aggressive looking figures. Auction Record (2014): US$ 6,697,600 Average […]

He Duoling (1948)

He Duoling is widely regarded as one of China’s greatest living masters of realism. He resides in Chengdu, where he was born in 1948 and earned his art degree from the local teacher’s college in 1977. He went on to study painting at Chongqing’s Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in the late 1970s and with a […]

Jia Aili (1979)

Jia Aili was born in 1979 in Liaoning provenance, China. Born in the era of open economy and increasing prosperity in China, Jia represents a young generation’s worry for losing traditions and values in the fast evolving world and his work reflects the dramatic changes in Chinese society after the reform and opening policy. Using […]

Liu Ye (1964)

Liu Yu is known for his bright hued paintings of childlike female figures. His father was an author of children’s books during the cultural revolutions and Liu Ye would often create illustrations for these books. He would also hide banned children’s books in a black chest, including titles such as Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. […]

Xu Bing (1955)

Xu Bing was born in Chongqing but grew up mainly in Beijing. He began his studies in the printmaking department at the renowned Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1977. After earning a BA in 1981 and an MFA in 1987 he went onto produce one of his best known works, Book from the Sky […]

Yu Youhan (1943)

Yu Youhan was born in Shanghai in 1943 and graduated from the Central Academy of Art & Design, Beijing in 1970. Yu then went on to teach at the Shanghai Institute of Industrial Arts from 1973. After visiting an exhibition by Zao Wou-ki in Hangzhou he began to paint abstract works during the 1980s, but […]

Zeng Fanzhi (1964)

Zeng Fanzhi studied oil painting at the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts, where he was strongly influenced by German Expressionism, which is evident in many of his works. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world, and in 2008 his Mask Series 1996 No. 6 became the highest grossing work by […]

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