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Rear Window View

Yangzi Xu
Ugallery 5345192279 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


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

In stock $375



An expressive, semi-abstract view from the high-rise in Hyde Park, Chicago where artist Yangzi Xu used to live. "It was a beautiful evening when the sun was about to set," recalls Yangzi. "The sky was a mix of vivid pink and blue, and the lower buildings were dark enough for the lights to glow." Yangzi layered thick blocks of paint using palette knives to set the atmosphere of the scene.

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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