Original art for sale at | Rainy Afternoon, La Salle Street by Yangzi Xu | $525 | oil painting | 16' h x 16' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Rainy-Afternoon-La-Salle-Street

Scroll over or click to zoom

Rainy Afternoon, La Salle Street

Yangzi Xu
Ugallery 5345195443 UGallery

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.

In stock $525



Artist Yangzi Xu depicts a rainy afternoon on La Salle Street, Chicago. Yangzi shares her fascination with painting rainy scenes. Warm tones dominate the composition with the image of tall skyscrapers softening into the city. It sets the perfect stage for the streetlamps, headlights, and their reflections on the wet street to shimmer and shine.

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.

Here's more work from Yangzi you may enjoy


Your Cart