Lives and Works: Beijing
Born in Liaoning, China in 1980, Zhu Xinyu graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, and currently lives and works in Beijing. Known for creating theatrical effects, he masters the trade of staging a mysterious scene and then adds imageries of real objects to it in order to produce an uncharacteristic collage of images.
Zhu’s works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Belgium, France, Singapore, China and Taiwan since 2007. As if time has frozen still in the scenes, the evocative tonalities on his canvas become spaces for meditation and quiet reminiscence, as well as a metaphor for timelessness. The narrative within eludes us, yet the mesmerizing light and play of architectural lines of the natural world imbue the scene with an alternative consciousness or fragmented memories. They are a retreat from society, civilization and companionship, and also catalysts for possibilities and revelations.
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