Zhang Ye Xing

“I think the world of painting is enormous and I can delve into creating the pictorial worlds in a lifetime." - Zhang Yexing

Born in Shenyang in 1981, Zhang graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and currently lives and works in Beijing.

Interior space is a common theme in Zhang’s works. The cozy atmosphere of interior space brings him feelings of comfort and reminds him of his childhood—such sentimentality and nostalgia gives birth to his creative content.


Zhang Yexing describes his painting process, “During the painting process, the image is constantly scraped and recreated, and the pictorial gradually forms an atmospheric tone. The paints are moved to the edge of the frame. They accumulate some natural shapes, as if the painting world spread to a real space."

Zhang’s work expresses the artist’s focus of everyday objects and the interpretation of reality. He depicts a visual narrative that reflects a deeper, inner state of mind. Through the rendering of details, colors and light, the objects are portrayed harmoniously with the pictorial background and planes. Pigments layered at the edge of the canvas manifest thick, undulating textures, drawing our attention to the work’s material properties. Curtains often appear in Zhang’s works, as the beautiful draperies seem to unfold narratives, inviting the viewer to imagine beyond.



Born in Shenyang, Zhang currently lives and works in Beijing, China
Education: 2008 Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China


2020 "Curtain",  Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
2017 "Zhang Yexing", Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece
2016 “Hunting in Dreamland”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
2013 “Time”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
2011 “Door & Lock”, 01100001, Beijing, China
2009 “Theater”, PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
  • "THESIS/ANTITHESIS: PART 2", Ora-Ora, Hong Kong
  • "2021 Spring Fever", Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
  • "Traveling toward a Perpetual Present", SGA, Shanghai, China
  • "Brushwork and True Feeling", Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand
  • “24 Art-‘NAISSANCE’”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 
  • “Breaking the Image - Methods in the Treatment of Imagery By Contemporary Artists From China, Si Shang Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Po(r)tion”, L’Avenue Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • "Six Contemporary Chinese Painters", Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece
  • "Studio", Shangh Art Gallery,  Shanghai, China
  • “’Life Drawing’ Project”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
  • “Jungle II - A Thriving Morphology: Theory Of Relativity”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
  • “Antenna Space Shanghai Opening Exhibition”, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
  • “Studio”, M50 Art Space, Shanghai, China
  • “Blind Spots”, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
  • “Everything--The Sixth A+A”, PIFO Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Re-Painting”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China
  • “Ruins:--Face of Contemporary Northeast China”, SOKA Art Center, Beijing, China
  • “BMW Discover Art 2011 – Young Contemporary Artists Nominated by Zhou Chunya and HJY Art Center”, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
  • “Merry-Go-Round: Chinese New Painting Award 2011”, Times Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “China”, PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Present 2010”, PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Shanghai Art Fair Emerging Artists Exhibition”, Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China
  • “Present 2009”, PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “NIUBI NEWBIE KIDS II”, SCHOENI Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “GREEN”, China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China
  • “Kick: T-Art Player’s Works”, M50 Art District, Shanghai, China
  • “Present 2008”, PYO Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “New Chinese Shadows – Young Video Art from Peking”, Trieste Contemporanea Gallery, Napoli, Italy
  • “NIUBI NEWBIE KIDS”, SCHOENI Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • “The Origin”, Moon River Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
  • “Chinese Contemporary Art Document”, Wall Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Youth Essay”, 3818 Cool Gallery, Beijing, China
  • “Made in Beijing”, Modern Art Museum of HONGIK University, Seoul, Korea
  • “Green Hope Project”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Sound”, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China


  • “Art Basel Hong Kong”, Antenna Space, Hong Kong, China
  • “Art Basel Hong Kong”, Bernier/Eliades, Hong Kong, China
  • “Art Basel”, Atelier & Salon Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
  • “The Armory Show New York”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, New York, USA
  • “Art Basel Hong Kong”, Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Hong Kong, China




2011  “The Third Chinese Cutting-Edge Painting Award”, Silver