About Xiao Bai Li
Xiao Bai was born in Nanjing, The People’s Republic of China on 23rd October,1957 (Year of the rooster).
His schooling crossed a ten year period during the Cultural Revolution. In 1981 he went to Nanjing College of Art to complete a BA-Fine Art and then went to Nanjing Aeronautical University where he worked as an Art Lecturer for 8 years, prior to coming to England in 1993.
Since then he has been working as a self employed artist in the West Country. His resume is of many solo and mixed art exhibitions, both locally and nationally; portrait and other commissions and art teaching.
He also Paints and teaches “Traditional Chinese Art”. He now lives and works in Plymouth, Devon. Xiao Bai has focussed his art on the subject of People and his technique is to meet and closely observe people in their familiar place. Portraits of people in their setting or place are a subject of abiding interest and this translates to work that he has done both in his homeland of China and in the United Kingdom. His work conveys a picture of real life in whatever place he has been working at the time.
“Art can transcend many barriers and I feel that by painting people I am able to portray these lives and create a deeper understanding, whilst giving people a chance to show their situation in society and share how they feel connected to it.”
Xiao Bai Li 2007.