Xiao Luo Wang
Wang Xiaoluo was born in Anhui in China, the Town of Pen, Paper, Ink and Ink-slab. Her father is a highly regarded artist in China and Wang described being immersed in his profession since childhood. When she started to follow in her father's footsteps to formally study painting at age of 17, her intuition and flair became evident immediately. In 2000 Wang entered the Art Institute of Renmin University of China, where she underwent rigorous academic training under the tuition of some of the country's most famous painters. Her strongest influence came from her tutor Huang Huasan. Huasan had spent time travelling in Germany and introduced Xiaoluo to the fusion of the contemporary art and Chinese ink painting. Chinese contemporary ink painting is currently enjoying a rising trend, with the emergence of an energetic youth movement. Wang Xiaoluo is a key figure in this body of young artists which are combining their heritage of traditional ink painting and their own unique interpretation of modern day China.
The work does not deliberately pursue grand themes or complex narrative; simply she asks that it should be seen as a release of her emotional and female self. It presents as a sense of her aesthetic idealism, a poetic rhythm and, in her words, " a mental imagery in the sunshine ". The color she uses is simple and low key, the posture and facial expressions of her characters are vivid and languid. The atmosphere is both deep and tranquil, - rich with spirituality, love and meaning.
Wang is an artist of significant profile in her country has gained wide recognition from both domestic and foreign art institutions and the admiration of a vast number of collectors. Her work is currently held in the Chinese National Gallery and has been exhibited extensively in both Europe and the States.