Miao Xiaochun was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China in 1964. He graduated from CAFA, Beijing, China in 1989 and from Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany in 1999. In the 1990s, Xiaochun began his experimenting with the relationships between art and advancing technology, but it was not until 2005 that Xiaochun began creating his large-scale digitized works.
As the one of the foremost representatives of Chinese new media art, his extensive body of works parallel each other through the theme of technology as a representation of the present, and classical artwork as the past. His use of contemporary photography is based on the “multiple viewpoints” perspective to pioneer connections between history and the modern world. He successfully uses 3D technology to create upon a 2D image a virtual 3D scene, to transform a still canvas into moving images, concurrently changing the traditional way of viewing paintings and giving a completely new interpretation and significance to a masterpiece of art, especially with the striking use of his idiosyncratic imagination about history and the future. His works add an important example to contemporary negotiations with art history.
Last update on 10-03-2023
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