Fang Xiang makes warm and colorful paintings of traditional Chinese scenery. Inspired by rich cultural heritage, he exposes the unique beauty of Chinese elements. However, there is something quite cosmopolitan about his work. In a manner of traditional painting typical for his country, he delicately portrays various objects in all whimsical value. Along with old school methods, he incorporated a different lighting and shading, leaning to more contemporary look. His paintings emit a radiant energy and give a pleasant feeling to the viewer. They look almost fairy tale like.
Fang Xiang manages to grasp both polarities at the same time, the calmness and activity. Simultaneously providing contradictional effects, Xiang succeeds in keeping the viewer engaged at all times. The paintings look like they live and breathe, almost as if it’s possible to hear the water and smell the flowers. He uses familiar elements such as bird cages, Chinese rooftops, lanterns, bamboo, and flowers. Fang Xiang won many awards for his art. In 2004, he won the bronze medal at the 10th National Chinese Fine Arts Competition. During the 90’s he won both silver and gold awards for his quiet, tranquil, yet lively and invigorating paintings of beautiful Chinese scenery.