Sanzi (simplified Chinese: 散子), born in 1965 in Yangzhou, Jiangsu with the name Wang Xiaolong, is a widely recognized contemporary Chinese painter and designer. Known for his mastery of deploying a combination of techniques including Western painting, traditional Chinese ink painting, metal and wood work.Heavily influenced by Taoism, he often signs his works with “Sanzi” (散子) which has the metaphysical meaning of “floating”, “freedom” and “humility”. Many of the subjects of his paintings reflect concepts of humanity, cosmos and “wu wei” - action through inaction. He also depicts Taoist view of sexuality: valuing the body and mind as positive assets which generate harmony and balance.He gained recognition in 2005, and is now one of the well-known figures in contemporary Chinese art. He now resides in Suzhou.