YIN XIN

 Yin is known for using Western oil painting techniques to express a certain oriental nostalgia in the era of European colonialism. His “Once Upon a Time in China” series presents a juxtaposition between Chinese high society and Paris' Belle Epoque Era. These works in particular, bear traces of the mottled texture of ancient murals, reminiscent of the famous 17th century French painter George's de la Tour.

 

Yin Orientalized Western paintings with his "after the master" series. One of these parodies was his recreation Botticelli's Venus, "Venus of the Orient", which participated in the Berlin National Gallery's 2015 exhibition. It was then featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum's 2016 exhibition of Botticelli in London. In addition to these series, Yin's Metamorphosis project renovates original 18th and 19th century European oil paintings through the addition of Chinese subjects and elements.

Yin's paintings Madonna and Son, Portrait of Martyr Chan Chang Pin and a pair of Chinese couplets are, since 2017, on permanent display the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.

 

Recent exhibitions include:

 

2018 - Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

2017 - Private View, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, Hong Kong; Lunar New Year Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London

2016 - Botticelli Reimagined, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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