Xinyu Zhang
Tucson, Arizona

 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. Fun fact: she once wrote a column for a Chinese newspaper, and has received her law degree.

Artist and Customer Comments

Xinyu Zhang 11/28/2016 | 11:05 PM

Thanks for your interest in my paintings. I will check when I am back home tomorrow.

commentsUnfolded Paper 12
J Al-Uqdah 11/23/2016 | 3:26 PM

do you have other 20x20 unfolded paper? I want to buy 3 of them. Thanks!

Xinyu Zhang 8/17/2015 | 11:25 AM

I am glad you like it! Thank you!

commentsLotus Pond A.2015.14
I McPeters purchased this artwork. 8/16/2015 | 9:58 AM

Extremely happy with the painting. Looks even better in person. I would buy other work from this artist.

UGALLERY 4/22/2010 | 8:44 PM

True or false: Xinyu = the modern Joan Miró?!.aspx

Xinyu Zhang 9/12/2008 | 11:26 AM


Shauna 9/11/2008 | 5:03 PM

Xinyu, I Love Green Mood. It is beautiful. I am not in a place to buy though. Just wanted to comment. Gorgeous.

Unfolded Paper 2

Acrylic painting on masonite board
Signed on back

11.5" h x 9" w x .12" d
0 lbs. 10 oz.


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This series, "Unfolded Paper," explores composition through shape, light and shadow.

The piece is on a masonite board and will need a frame for display. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Masonite board

Masonite board is a thin, smooth panel of highly compressed wood. If not already framed, most masonite board artwork will require framing.


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