Hu Xiangqian

Hu Xiangqian was born in Leizhou, Guangdong Province in 1983. He graduated from the 5th Studio of the School of Oil Painting in Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. A young artist known for his active participation in China’s contemporary art scene, he currently lives and works in Beijing. Hu mainly engages in behavior art and videos for his artistic creations, drawing inspiration from living environment around him and keen observations on reality, coupled with unique thinking. He favors a comparison method such as to project and magnify mundane issues into the social environment. He examines the subject matter in a humorous but critical manner. His works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions locally and internationally. His representative works include The Sun, Blue Flags Everywhere and Just Go With It.