This series, "Unfolded Paper," explores composition through shape, light and shadow. My inspiration came from a vintage Chinese book with faded and wrinkled paper. I collaged pages from a vintage book into the work. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Xinyu Zhang

Unfolded Paper 14

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

20" h x 20" w x 1.25" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Xinyu Zhang
Tucson, Arizona

Getting to Know Xinyu

The acrylic paintings of Xinyu Zhang start as a design on a computer. She pays special attention to composition, color, shadows and layer. On the computer, she works on an idea until she feels satisfied. She then prints the sketch and paints it on her canvas. Through this process, her paintings become related to graphic design, which is her current field of work when she's not making art. She once wrote a column for a Chinese newspaper, and has received her law degree.