Lives and Works: Beijing
Bridegroom Xu was born in China in 1986. He received a B.A. in Painting from Yunnan Academy of Art, China in 2008.
Bridegroom Xu’s recent major exhibitions include: “Night of Stars” (Duge Private Art Space, Beijing, 2015); “Spectacle: ZOO” (Zendai Art Gallery, Shanghai, 2015); “Roaring Panda” (solo show, 55 Shanghai, 2014); “Art in the City” (chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, 2014); ”F**K” (solo show, 55 Shanghai, 2013); ”While she was doing sign language, 1000 sanitary napkins had been sold” (solo project, yellow.ants.art.project@55, Shanghai, 2013); “32 Memories of OCD Patient” (solo video project, front.room.loop@55, Shanghai, 2013); “Filing on Young Artists born in the 80’s” (Song Zhuang Art Museum, Beijing, 2011); “Independence Declaration” (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2011): “John Moore (Shanghai) Contemporary Painting Prize” (2010).
Bridegroom Xu’s paintings are mostly associated with sex, revolt, foresight, conjecture, destruction and reconstruction. In Xu’s consciousness, the absurd banter and order have enough impact to allow him to complete a painting. He uses this method - symbol or descriptions of events as icon of problem - to digest some other things. In most of his works, XU deliberately avoided the subject matter. His tactics are rough, so that the viewer’s attention could be directed to his expression.
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