Li Xiaoxuan Born inTianjin, 1958.
Professor of Chinese paintings, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts.
His figures are ugly and awkward with dull eyes, sometimes appalling, and sometimes humorous; the shapes are grotesque and exaggerated but different from caricatures, deformed but firm. His use of color and line is free and varied but not random doodles without solid foundations. This flexibility and diversity seems to demonstrate the painter’s unrestrained freedom during the creation process while the unity in order shows his integrated talent. —— by Lang Shaojun