Xu Yang | Therefore I Am: Residency | Solo Show

4 May - 3 June 2022 Dio Horia Gallery

London-based Chinese artist, Xu Yang, introduces her first solo exhibition 'Therefore I Am' in Athens.

Dio Horia Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of London-based Chinese artist Xu Yang, entitled 'Therefore I Am'. Xu’s first solo exhibition in Greece, May 4 – June 3, 2022, is focusing on the never-ending journey of identity, passion and power.


The exhibition showcases the results of the artist’s residency at Dio Horia (April 2022), and opened on May 4th, in the presence of the artist. Xu delivered a location-based performance during the opening of the show, sharing her extravagant, luxuriously fine aura with the audience.


With a solid background in classical composition and landscape techniques, the artist’s meticulously layered canvas is filled with luscious, thick brushstrokes, offering an end result resembling a decadent cake, directly influenced by Rococo’s elaborate ornamentation, curved lines, and a pastel color palette that helps illustrate actions and bring fantasies to life.