at The Blueline Gallery
Xinrui presents her most recent works in which she combines 3D-plants with ink and oil paint, creating powerful paintings in a unique style.
Xinriu Song was born in Beijing, China. She started to paint when she was 15 years old. Her first painting was an oil landscape painted in the beautiful gardens of Prince Gong’s Palace in Beijing. She continued her study of art by exploring nature, drawing mountains, trees, alleys, and courtyards, in addition to studying still lives, portraits and nudes.
Her teachers (Mr. Yushu Yang and Mr. Wenliang Zhao) were self-taught. Both of them were friends and students from Liu Haisu, who was a prominent twentieth century Chinese painter and a noted art educator.
Xinriu graduated from Beijing Arts and Crafts School and then studied graphic design at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She then earned a Master of Arts Degree in Graphic and Interactive Design in FH Bielefeld, Germany. While in Germany, she was inspired by the company she worked for, which produced unique paints and art supplies. At the time she was using plants and plain colors in my paintings. According to Xini, there is something special about combining plant parts with paint that goes beyond what can be captured with paint by itself. She started to learn how to dry the plant parts, what their names are and their habits and how to keep them in a good form without breaking them. She loves to travel and she is always on the lookout for interesting new materials and plants.
Refreshments will be served.
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