SUN YAO  孙尧

b. 1974  Chinese

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Yao is a dream maker. He constructed "a dream scene after theend of mankind" in his paintings.

 

Born in Shanghai in 1974, Sun Yao graduated from the China Academy of Art with a Ph.D. in 2012. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of Shanghai University. 

Sun Yao, born in Shanghai in 1974, Sun Yao graduated from the China Academy of Art with a Ph.D. in 2012. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of Shanghai University. 

 

In the “dreams” he created, the brushstrokes and colors swirl like rambling vines that explode and climb in all directions. In nite violence and beauty can be felt in traces of classical paintings marked by a combination of stillness and dynamicity. Sun stands at the intersection of Eastern and Western philosophies, exploring subjects such as disaster and sublimity, eternality and transience, inner world and the nature.

 

As one of the important mid-generation representatives of Chinese abstract art,Sun Yao has held exhibitions with many prominent institutions at home and abroad including Shanghai Art Museum , China Art Museum, Long Museum, Mingyuan Art Museum, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Art Museum of China Academy of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art-St-Urban (Switzerland), etc. 

 

Sun Yao created the work “Trace of Aurora” for the Norwegian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which attracted wide attention from home and abroad. CCTV’s “Discovery Journey” program made a special report “Chasing the Invisible Sun” on him.

 

孙尧,1974年出生于上海,2012年毕业于中国美术学院获博士学位,现任教上海大学新闻传播学院副教授。

 

孙尧用绘画构筑了“人类终结之后的梦幻图景”,在他创造的“梦境”中,笔触和色彩回旋流动,如同无序的蔓藤爆发蔓延,亦动亦静的古典绘画痕迹中展现出无尽的暴力与美。孙尧站在东西方哲思的交汇处,探讨着灾难与崇高、永恒与流逝、内在与自然等诸多议题。

 

作为中生代中国抽象艺术代表之一,孙尧曾于国内外众多重要机构举办展览,包括上海美术馆、中华艺术宫、龙美术馆、明圆美术馆、上海多伦现代美术馆、中国美术学院美术馆、瑞士圣乌尔班当代艺术博物馆等。2009年,其应邀为上海世博会挪威国家馆创作的《极光之痕》作品,受到了国内外广泛关注;中央电视台《发现之旅》节目为其制作了专题报道《追逐看不见的太阳》。