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Red Trench

Yangzi Xu
Ugallery 5345191655 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d |1 lbs. 10 oz.

In stock $375



A rainy evening in New York City's garment district. The last light of the day gives way to the glow of lights from the buildings and cars. Artist Yangzi Xu used a warm palette with reddish purples and browns "to explore the poetic quality of the scene," she says. "There are endless stories unfolding in the reflections, on the wet ground, in the blurry silhouettes of the crowd, and of course, of the woman in the red trench with an umbrella, who anchors the picture."

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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