"According to classic Western theories of abstract art, abstraction is the spiritual image originating from the objective world, which is similar to the relation between something and nothing in traditional Chinese Tao theories. (…) After abandoning the direct imitation of superficial image of landscape, Yan Feixiang’s style turned into the path of pure metaphysics (…) and started to form his own steady grammar. In the aspect form, Yan’s brushwork turned from careless to exquisite, from loose to meticulous, and the overlaying brushstrokes one after another made the visual effect abundant and subtle." — Li Xu
"Determined to investigate his own path, Yan Feixiang searches inwards for inspiration. He builds up his artwork contemplatively, painting layer by layer until the imagery emerges in the form of a delicate, abstract landscape. (…) The aesthetic language is on one hand so simple, direct and immediate as it is universal, on the other so obviously Chinese in root. Yan Feixiang’s artworks are easy to respond to (…), pure in their elemental beauty, timeless and quiet in expression." — Lise Kolstad Yuen
"At the beginning of my artistic exploration, I was using bright, bold-colors to create paintings. Then following my inner path, I felt gradually closer to the idea that monochromatic color was more powerful to me. The pureness, as opposed to flashiness, that I wish to achieve in my work is aimed at touching people's hearts and leading to a deeper reflection and contemplative state." —Yan Feixiang
Yan Feixiang’s new series, "Blue Void", currently exhibited at ArtCN, unlike his representative "black and white" series, is created on raw canvas. The compact and soothing blue brushstrokes create a profound visual impact reminding people of the void yet boundless universe. The works are composed of a rich blue interspersed with glimmering white, like the nebula in the night sky, deep and serene. While Yan Feixiang's abstract work can lead to a wide range of interpretation, it invariably produces a profound effect on our heart and soul.