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Hui Xiaozhong

Artist

Xi'an, China

About Hui

Hui Xiaozhong is a university professor in art based in Xi’an, China. His expertise lies in easel painting, experimenting in different ways and with different materials. With abundant experience in research of oriental culture, he focuses on exploring the presentation of patterns based on the philosophic concept of “complex idea”. His works exceed the traditional expectations of art figures which are directly duplicated from life. All figures in his works are superimposed, twisted, collapsed, or blurred. They string together, forming a complex system, which represents his understanding of the transience, uncertain nature of the universe, human alienation, and the unclear worrisome anisotropy of our human future.

Artist Statement

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Showcasing Art

Male Sitting on a Chair

Hui Xiaozhong 'Male Sitting on a Chair'.

Male Sitting on a Chair

2020

Oil on Canvas

100 x 100

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About the Artwork

The graphic elements in the picture are faithfully taken from certain parts of the male nude model sitting in the chair, as well as the chair. The original familiar and common form of the seated figure has been weakened and destroyed in this painting, being replaced by strangely posed and inexplicable gestures and some emphasized details. They overlap and interwind, and in general, they seem to compose a new system. The artist attempts to create a conceptual schema of a philosophical 'complex idea' by repeating and overlapping elements on his canvas. It is a visual expression of the artist's understanding of the 'mysterious, complex, and uncertainty' of everything in the universe. When confronting a traditional painting of a seated model, our thoughts are usually simple and plain, limited by the reproduction of the model himself. However, in this painting, we can comprehend more of the reality of the general concept of 'man': the complexity of human nature, the complicated interpersonal relationships, what people suffer and enjoy, self-paradox and self-entanglements, as well as the "abnormalisation" of human in today's world.