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 critique, instead turning inwards towards the individual. His work promotes introspective thought and brings questions of psychology to light.

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

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

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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