LAN ZHAOXING (b. 1977, Shanxi China)
Lan Zhaoxing studied Sculpture at Academy of Fine Art of Shanxi University from 1997 to 2001. After graduation, she followed her parents’ arrangement to work in the military. Lan worked in the military for about 10 years, first at an institution isolated in mountains and then an army aviation corps on the edge of a county-level city. From 2006 to 2008, she spent two years in the Oil Painting postgraduate program of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts while still serving in the army. In 2011, She left the army at the battalion level and has been an independent artist ever since. In 2017, she had her first solo exhibition at Tong Gallery+Projects (Beijing).
Lan Zhaoxing believes that art is philosophical, eternal and tragical, depicting a universal human condition. She attempts to use the language of painting to express the philosophical realms of metaphysics and spirituality. In her works, she chooses the elements from the two mutable worlds of nature and self, and gives them color and form, trying to make emotional response and intellectual thinking logically consistent. Lan pursues a painting language between naturalism and abstraction, attempting to give clarity and balance to order, with both beating musicality and architecturally eternity.