Original art for sale at | A Snowy Day by Yangzi Xu | $400 | oil painting | 14' h x 11' w | ..\art\oil-painting-A-Snowy-Day

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A Snowy Day

Yangzi Xu
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Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


14" h x 11" w x 1.5" d |1 lbs. 10 oz.

In stock $400



Part of Yangzi's signature series depicting the ever-changing landscape of Chicago. "Snow, another magic costume that the city can wear," she says. "Silhouettes of buildings fade into the distance. The street is covered in ambiguous blues and greys. Yet warm lights peek out from the windows of the dark buildings, and tail lights add playful notes to this overall dark melody."

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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