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Xinyi Cheng 程心怡

Born in 1989, Wuhan, China

Lives and works in Paris, France


Xinyi Cheng’s enegramic paintings depict the subjects of the artist's daily encounters. Her – at first glance – soft and pensive works manifest complexities of intimacy, emotion and desire, capturing and translating the state of being in the world. Through a gentle play of light and colour, the gestures, portraits and landscapes become translucent while remaining vivid in their emotive force. A man sitting on the sofa in his boxes and speaking on the phone, a small dog called Monroe staring at a...Read more