Mysterious and sublime, Zhu Xinyu’s forest is a place without boundaries where we have a direct sense of the earth’s magnetism, yet the silence there makes us so uneasy that we don’t dare to penetrate it. Lost between shadows and glimmers of light, we have the impression that the strange and ethereal twilight passing through the trees is only a supernatural illusion. With his hypersensitive work and his interest in mystical ecology, Zhu Xinyu never deals with landscapes romantically, but rather symbolically.

If the forest is capable of evoking the relationship between shadows, light and the body, here it is also a place of reminiscence and of meditation. We must be attentive to this spiritual light, as it is vital to us. This dreamlike environment echoes our own fears, our doubts, our beliefs, and our inner sense of self.Within the context of this exhibition, the artist will be in residence at the gallery for a period of three months.

Born in 1980 in Haicheng (province of Liaoming), Zhu Xinyu grew up at the height of the economic boom and never directly experienced the events of the Cultural Revolution. His art is free from any social criticism, instead turning inwards towards the individual. His work promotes introspective thinking and brings out questions related to psychology and light.

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    Born in Haicheng, Liaoning Province, China in 1980
    Graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China in 2004
    Currently lives and works in Beijing

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2019
    Pal(ate)/ette, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

    2016
    New Landscape, HdM Gallery, Hangzhou, China

    2014
    Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium
    Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

    2012
    Drunken House, Art Seasons Gallery, Singapore

    2011
    Amber, Art Seasons, Beijing, China

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2015
    State of Mind – Painting China Now, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
    Art Central Hong Kong, Art Season Gallery, Hongkong

    2013
    New Figuration: Chapter 1, HdM Gallery, Beijing, China

    2012
    Yeast, Art Seasons, Beijing, China

    2011
    You Are My Scenery, 01100001 Gallery, Beijing, China
    Amber, Art Seasons, Beijing, China
    Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
    The Red Yingru, Art Seasons, Beijing, China
    In Beijing, Fun Art Space, Beijing, China

    2008
    Zhang Wuyun – Zhu Xinyu, Art Channel Gallery, Beijing, China

    2007
    Spaced-Out, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

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