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    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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