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Foggy day on Wacker Drive

Yangzi Xu
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Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Varnished and Ready to hang


Signed on front


16" h x 16" w x 1.5" d |2 lbs. 4 oz.

$575 Out Of Stock



Artist Yangzi Xu portrays a misty day on Wacker Drive, Chicago. "The tall buildings lose their edges and prominence and fade into the background as a soft backdrop," says Yangzi. "The foreground comes into focus - the pedestrians, cars, street lights, and reflections. The people and cars aren't just evident visually, but they all come with their own stories, and these many stories, some of which are interconnected, form a dense network."

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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