Xia Qing

Xia Qing is an artist from Beijing with a background in animation.  He was influenced by the figures and monsters in video games to start exploring the aesthetics of violence.  In his painting series Blood and Organs, he juxtaposes delicate birds with organ meat and blood, and he contrasts high skilled and controlled Western and Chinese painting techniques with expressionist mark making.  Overall his work explores the push and pull between beautiful restraint and gruesome detail.