Born in 1979 in Tianjin (in the Beijing region), Ma Sibo graduated from the Fine Arts School of Tianjin after…

Biography

Born in 1979 in Tianjin (in the Beijing region), Ma Sibo graduated from the Fine Arts School of Tianjin after studying oil painting for three years. In 2002, he went to France to continue his studies at the Beaux-arts Toulon and then at the Beaux-arts Nîmes where he respectively obtained the diplomas of DNAP and DNSEP in 2004 and 2006.

Strongly inspired by Impressionism, Ma Sibo likes to paint “fuzzy and imperceptible” landscapes where shadow and light enter into dialogue. His color-graded, layered and retouched works draw viewers into a poetic dream world. The everyday objects that inhabit his paintings specifically evoke the era of the 1990s in China and unfold as a staging of memory, personal but also collective.

In his paintings, Ma Sibo shows us fragments of intimate landscapes, like windows to the soul. Their evocative power comes from depicting bits of everyday life in dreamlike lightness. With the strange mixtures of reality and imagination, the luminous visions of Ma Sibo recall evocative emotions. Viewers have the impression that the paintings are closed to the outside world, but lit from within by a dazzling, vivid candle, revealing the poetry of our dreams.


“Light….. is constantly changing and merging, demonstrating loneliness, calmness, emptiness, a state of sleep or mystery. The flowing, atomized light releases the weight and volume of matter at any time, leaving the space in a virtual focused state” 

Ma SIBO

Career

EXPOSITIONS INDIVIDUELLES

2020
Ma Sibo, Gowen Contemporary, Genève, Suisse

2018
Ma Sibo Solo Exhibition, Galerie de Sarthe, Hong Kong, Chine

2016
Habitat, Galerie de Sarthe, Pékin, Chine

2013
Ma Sibo, There Will be Light, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2012
Ma Sibo, Apparition, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

2010
Ma Sibo, Les solitudes, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

2006
Hôtel de Ville, Créou, France


EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES

2017
Exhibition of Han Feng’s Private Art Collection, Han Feng Art Space, Shanghai, Chine

2016
Standing by Themselves: China Now, Galerie de Sarthe, Hong Kong, Chine

2015
Artists at Play, Galerie de Sarthe, Pékin, Chine
You, I, Among Us, Galerie de Sarthe, Pékin, Chine

2014
Don’t Look Back, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Bruxelles, Belgique
70/ 80 – La mutation générationnelle de l’art contemporain chinois, Galerie Loft, Paris, France

2012
Circusée — Yan Club Arts Center 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Yan Club Art Center, Pékin, Chine

2011
La vie est ailleurs, Tang contemporary art center, Bangkok, Thaïlande
Made in China, Galerie Bailly Contemporain, Paris, France

2010
The Yangjingbang Culture, Galerie Dumonteil, Shanghai, Chine
Art Beijing, Pékin, Chine

2009
Depths, Yan Club Art Center, Pékin, Chine

2008
Journey to the end of the night, Yan Club Art Center, Pékin, Chine

2006
Histoire d’eau, Ville de Gréou, France
Fromage et dessert", Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes, France

2005
Figure, à l’autre, Les Murs Foster de Carré d’art, Nîmes, France
Intention Peintures Fraîches, Hôtel de ville, Garons, France

2004
Dessin, Galerie La palette, Toulon, France

2001
Eight Academies of Fine Arts, graduates exhibition, Galerie China Art, Pékin, Chine