Ying Xu's work are femine and inclusive, soft yet sharp.Trained as a professional oil painter, Xu has become increasingly attracted to the simplicity and the beauty of ephemeral things. She collects modest objects around her life and from nature, transform them into someting provocative. Much of her recent work utilizes the processes of drawing, watercolor painting, mending and sculpturing to explore ideas around connection and interconnection from body and space; mind and experience; individual and collective; temporality and eternity, make the invisible visible.
Lives and works in Feuerthalen, Switzerland. Board member of the Vebikus Kunsthalle, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. She holds a BFA from CAFA Central Academy of Fine Arts after graduated from Fine Arts School Affiliated to CAFA in Peking, China. She has been lecturer in Shenzhen Art School for 13 years before moved to Switzerland. Through the years she has held numerous exhibitions both in China, Switzerland and abroad.
“I’m very keen on observing objects closely and try to covey my visual and emotional response to them. The connections between visual perception, subconscious and the emotional conveyance are the core of my work.”
Kunstauktion SN 2023 10,12,2023
ERNTE22 Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Visions>, Heimatmuseum Reinach, Basel, Switzerland
2022: Sommerintermezzo, Vebikus Kunsthalle Schaffhausen, Schweiz
Appenzell Zürich, Schweiz
2013: ERNTE13 Gruppenausstellung, Museum zum Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, Schweiz
2004: < Shenzhen Realistic Oil Painting
>, Gruppenausstellung, GuanShan Yue Art museum, Shenzhen, China
2002: Art Forum Lantern of the East, International Gruppenausstellung, Seoul, Korea
2002: 11th PyongTaek International Art Festival, Gruppenausstellung, PyongTaek, Korea
2001: World of Nine Artists, Gruppenausstellung, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2000: Small Oil Painting Exhibition, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen,China