Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Rainy Day on Michigan Ave by Yangzi Xu | $525 | oil painting | 12' h x 24' w | ..\art\acrylic-painting-Rainy-Day-on-Michigan-Ave

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Rainy Day on Michigan Ave

Yangzi Xu
Ugallery 5345190630 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


12" h x 24" w x 1.5" d |2 lbs. 12 oz.

$525 Out Of Stock



Yangzi says she could paint 100 pictures of Michigan Ave in Chicago and still not get enough of it. "It is just so magnificent, especially on a rainy evening, when the lights are on and the reflections are shining on the wet ground. This painting celebrates the extraordinary beauty and rhythm of the street."

Yangzi Xu

Naperville, Illinois

Artist Yangzi Xu captures a nostalgia for Chicago and its dramatic seasonal changes in her expressionist cityscapes. Having a full-time job and being a wife and mother, Yangzi makes a habit of painting everyday to keep her passion exciting and fresh. She keeps a queue of ideas and reference photos that she takes throughout the year. She looks through her references, tweaks and adds elements to them. Once inspiration strikes, Yangzi draws several sketches and begins to work with oils on canvas on multiple pieces at once - to keep each painting spontaneous and new. "I try to capture the paradox of life in the city, where one can be in a crowd and yet feel alone," Yangzi says. "My main intent is not to capture the physical reality of a scene, but to express my own moods and feelings to my audience." In her free time, Yangzi enjoys reading, with her current favorite genres being biographies and memoirs. Yangzi is an alumnus of DePaul University in Chicago.

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