Remove Mountains
Curated by Yunyao Que
Location: Chicago
Date: 2022

Removing Mountains presents the artist’s bold attempts to transform clay into various forms: a mountain composed of numerous curving columns, vivid Buddha heads with deep cracks, and abstract ceramic paintings. Xu’s idea derives from an ancient fable about an elderly man who firmly believes that he and his descendants can remove two mountains through endless daily efforts. Likewise, the artist encounters the force of nature during his interaction with the earthy material, and this exhibition reveals his enduring journey in using ceramics to interpret and understand the world.

© Xingrui Xu Studio