Xiaoyang Galas is a Chinese artist living and working in France. She studied Fine Art (Painting) and received a master’s degree in Chinese art history & art critic from the Sichuan Fine Art Academy, China.
In her paintings Xiaoyang seeks to bring together the East and West. Her technique, often mixed, acrylic, oil, collage and plant tissues, can give an impression of patching. This effect, seem far from inconsistent or incongruous touch in its simplicity. The artist is not afraid to mix colors and honeyed acids. She also uses writing: Chinese, French and English characters, frequently used words in the Holy Bible.
“There is so much darkness and sorrow in this world, I no longer want to paint the dark side. I would like my art to be a tribute to the beauty of this world… I want it to be heart warming for all people… a message of peace and love…”
“For me, life is a journey with a purpose, art is a game with meaning. “
The artist expresses artistically the sole hope of being able to transmit a message of peace and love. Her gift is to magnify what is essential in life.
Xiaoyang Galas’ artwork is held in private and public collections all over the world.
Private collections in USA, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Island, Irland, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Luxemburg, Monaco, Poland, Andorra, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Croatia, Kuwait, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, Argentina.
Shi San Art Gallery, Hong Kong. Taiwan Gallery, Taiwan. Regard Gallery, St Maxime, France. Cité du Temps, Geneva, Switzerland. Rentes Genevoises, Geneva, Switzerland. Résidence Les Hauts de Génolier, Switzerland. CDE, Geneva, Switzerland. Galerie Cathédrale, Fribourg, Switzerland. Royal Caribbean Ovation, UK.
Public collections: City of Evian, France. CFA Museum, Athens, Greece.
In my most humble of ways, I thank God you have succeeded. Your work is inspiring and has given my eyes and body rest and beauty when none was available. I do not have the means to see you opening, but, know it will be a success. If I had the funds I would have purchased your work when it was more affordable (LOL). You have a gift, give it to the world each day. Pick up your brush and touch the souls of others with your wonderful talent.
Joe Lucasti, USA
Thank you for letting me enter your world through your art.Your art is done with great passion.Your a brilliant artist and one of my favorites.I signed your book before but had to let you know again after viewing your new works.There outstanding as always.One artisst to another the artworld is a better place with your art in it.
Dear pretty lady, thanks for sharing me all the wonderful feeling, I was able to feel a moment of peace, hope and love in a time of great loss. Your work is very inspiring and the beauty in your work reflected from the beauty coming from both, your inner and outer. You touched my soul with your wonderful talent. Always take your brush and paint the light in the darkness. La vie est belle...
Early morning hours lost in the beauty of the gift the powers above have given all the world, through your paintings online I was able for a moment to feel joy and laughter in a time of great loss. Thank you SO VERY much for sharing all your talents and gifts with the world. You're inspiration to me.
Brandon Stevens, Fort Collins Colorado, USA
Dear Xiaoyang Galas, I just wanted to let you know how absolutely beautiful your pictures are. They remind me of my favorite master, Vincent van Gogh. They are so full of color, life and light. I love them. They have deeply inspired me in my own work. I wish you all the success and inspiration you could possibly want. Thanks.
Marque Pierre, UK
The balance of life occurs in all aspects. It is the backbone of your Home Lands beliefs, the root of all things great and small. The Greatest feat of an Architect is to find balance.
I empathize with you as when young I had many gifts. The one that shown light and one that was a way of darkness. In America, many arts and crafts of humanitarian value are regarded as feminine. It was thus my Father made all efforts to exploit the darker of my talents. This darkness, eventually fights with the light and the soul is left in constant chaos, with only small times of appeasement. God did protect me often throughout my life, but, dwelling in the darkness will shirk the soul. However the years have taught me that the gifts of each have to be viewed with the proper perspective/insight. I found that 'youth' was my only real enemy.
My humble example: This morning here, the snow blanketed the trees. Grey sky, cold, dreary by most standards. In my youth I would have complained and went back to bed. Age has taught me the beauty in the silence, the trees, each limb different, the subtle sounds of small drifts of the snow on the branches falling to the ground which would not have been heard otherwise, the cardinal with its bright red against the snow, the finch and blue jays who's color dwindles in the winter as bright as their summer coat, and the sparrow which seems so insignificant now shows an array of browns, and black. You see the beautify is not in the day; but, in the life God has sown. Look at the life in all that surrounds you and it is there you will see the light. Even in any crowd you can see a child smiling....there is always a sign of light and hope......
Put brush to canvas..... paint the light in the darkness...Put brush to canvas... like the sword of the Samari, your brush is your soul.
God bless and be well.
I was amazed to see how young you are with such a mature body of work. I love the looseness of your brush strokes. They remind me of the deft way that Robert Henri used the brush. My favorites are any paintings that feel like you were there on sight feverishly capturing the light, movement and forms. You inspire!
Your last work is simply wonderful. 'WOW' were the words that slipped from my lips as I sat in awe of the explosion of color and feeling coming off the page. Having just reviewed some work by newer artist on the net, no one has the color, format, strength or maturity of your work. You are blessed.
Xiaoyang ; Your work truly took me to a place of peace. Your use of color, especially in your landscapes, creates a feeling of a world one can usually only imagine exists. As a fellow absolute arts member I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your work and look forward to seeing all the new works to come Sincerely Tim Scott
Wow, I really feel your colors. October is so very rich with everything that feels good & pure. YOUR HEART MUST BE HUGE & FULL OF LOVE! I feel that you had to have a life altering experience while creating that art work! I love your color & textures. I appreciate you & your art work.
Artoni Anthony Fletcher