YAN Heng was born in 1982 and graduated from the department of oil painting, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. YAN Heng combines painting with installation to create an artistic form, by which to communicate with the audience and to convey the message he attempts to express. He has been holding a stubborn belief in figurative painting; has always been interested in the change of the society, development of scientific technology and the possibility they can bring to the humanity; as well as specializes in exploring unlimited possibilities in ordinary and simple daily life. Therefore YAN Heng’s works are mostly re-expression of figurative characters, objects and external environment, and to reflect the artist's critical stance on man's excessive reliance on objects that invade the human cognitive domain by juxtaposing those old broken objects and paintings. Yan Heng’s works are also persistent and well-balanced, sharing the characteristics of a wide amplitude of possibility and abundant amount of encoded stories and emotions.


YAN Heng has hold solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in domestic and international art institutions. Selected solo exhibitions include Absinthe, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2019; De la peinture, Galerie Sator, Paris, France, 2016; Frequency Modulation (FM), ARARIO GALLERY, Shanghai, China, 2016; Displacement, Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan, 2015; Highway Inn, ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul, Korea, 2014; LA BOTANIQUE DU RÊVE, Galerie Sator, Paris, France, 2012 and many others. His works have been collected by Arario Museum,  Yuz Museum, New Century Art Foundation  and How Art Museum, as well as world famous private collectors.