Ma Sibo was born in Tianjin, China in 1979. In 2001, he received his B.F.A. at the Oil Painting Department at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He furthered obtained a National Diploma in Plastic Arts (D.N.A.P.) at the École supérieur d’art et de design in Toulon in 2004. Two years later he received an Advanced National Diploma in Plastic Expression at the École supérieur des beaux-arts in Nîmes.
Within his canvases Ma Sibo shows us fragments of intimate landscapes, like windows into the soul. Their evocative power derives from portraying scraps of daily life in dreamlike lightness. A strange mixture of reality and imagination, Ma Sibo’s luminous visions recall an evocative emotions. Viewers feel as if the paintings are closed to the outside world, but lit from within by a dazzling and vivid candle, revealing the poetry of our dreams.
Ma’s solo exhibitions include Stand in Silence, Gowen Contempoary, Geneva, Switzerland (2020); Ma Sibo, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2018); Habitat, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2016); There Will be Light, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France (2015); Apparition, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (2012); Les solititudes, Galerie Loft, Paris, France (2010). His work has also been included in group shows around the world, including Exhibition of Han Feng’s Private Art Collection, Han Feng Art Space, Shanghai China (2017); Standing by Themselves: China Now, de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2016); Artists at Play, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2015); You, I, Among Us, de Sarthe Gallery, Beijing, China (2015); Don’t Look Back, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium (2014); La vie est ailleurs, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand (2011); Fromage et desert, École supérieure des beaux-arts de Nimes, Nimes, France (2006).
Ma Sibo currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
de Sarthe past exhibitions:
Ma Sibo, 24 November, 2018 - 19 January, 2019
Habitat, 15 October - 27 November, 2016
Standing by Themselves: China Now, 4 - 21 May, 2016
Artists at Play, 15 August - 16 October, 2015
You, I, Among Us, 18 December, 2014 - 15 March, 2015