Born in Inner Mongolia in 1966, Xiao Hong is a rising contemporary artist who shotto fame for his “Intellectual Youth” series that he created in the 1990s. Xiao grad-uated from the Oil Painting Department of Inner-Mongolia Normal University in1990.
Drawing inspirations from the murals of Dun Huang, Xiao Hong’s most iconic por-traiture paintings, the ‘Face Series’, merges images from the Cultural Revolution with portraits the everyday people. Each scene has been deftly manipulated to meld with each other.Xiao Hong’s work often deals with uncomfortable topics: the prosecution from the Red Guard army features prominently in many of his works. It serves as a remind of the past but also offers a glimmer of hope for the freedom and liberty of future generations.