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Gao Xingjian (高行健) - A Well-rounded Nobel Prize Awardee Artist

Gao Xingjian (高行健) is a painter, writer, film director, photographer and translator who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is eager to go beyond himself.


Gao was born in Jiangxi Province, China in 1940, and was awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1992 and Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000. He is now a French citizen living in Paris.


Gao is a well-rounded artist. Besides his reputed literary oeuvre, he is also known for his paintings that epitomise the notion of individuality. His artworks indicate the believing that being an individual is like a lost paradise. In his art, there is an intense power combining both modern techniques and the traditional Chinese brush strokes. Despite having spent almost thirty years in France, we can still associate his works with the Chinese theology - “Heaven and Man are United as One”.


His art exhibitions include: Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bern; Singapore Art Museum; Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; Goedhuis Contemporary, New York; Grand Palais, Paris; Trejiakov Galerie, Moscow.


Desert (2012) - Ink on Canvas




Contemplation (2013) - Ink on Paper


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