Abstract Portraits by Han Xiao
Han Xiao was born in LiaoNing, a province of China located in the northeast of the country. She has a degree from Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University. In addition, she was accredited an affirmation and encouragement by the director from the university where studied. Although she worked in several disciplines outside the art community – namely being a designer and even a high school teacher – she was watching art closely.
Her work is intense trying to identify the loneliness and the anxiety each person feels in some periods of her life. Her main theme is portrait painting, though the person she paints is hazy; she prefers to show a vaguer idea of the person in a more abstract way. In a recent interview she explained thoroughly the development of an artist and her slow start.
Han Xiao told a parabola about the bamboo tree that grows in Eastern China, “Even if a farmer takes care of the bamboo plant, it will only grow three cm in four years after the seeds germinate. However, five years later, the growth rate of bamboo can be 30 cm per day. It can grow up to 15 meters!“. This is true and applies to any discipline, to any person. In this article her overall work is displayed. The result is impressive. Enjoy.