Photo by Ating Weng
Location:  Gallery 1922 ,Chicago
Date: 2022

Along with the creation of mountains, the artist keeps thinking about the boundaries between painting and sculpture. Inspired by the flexibility and malleability of clay, Xu makes slabs as canvas and then paints and sprays colorful slips on them. Some clay boards even have wavy upper edges like the jagged mountain ranges. The gradient colors remind viewers of different weather and natural landscapes: The cyan is like the mountain with the drizzle, and the green is like the forest enveloped in fog. Each painting leaves a space for the viewers to contemplate the tranquility of an abstracted landscape.

© Xingrui Xu Studio