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Xueyang Hu

artist statement.

Bess Xueyang Hu (b.1998, Hunan, China) is a multidisciplinary visual artist
with a focus on painting.

Her works reference the intersection between sensation and emotional touch, seclusion and corporeal desire, as well as the unconscious and irrational dimensions of human existence. Through inner experience and symbolist imagination, she tries to translate some unnamed and covert feelings or emotions into a visual form with the primacy of expression and the act of painting itself. In this process, she seeks for
spontaneous thoughts and freedom of expression.

Her practice also entails applying various materials to realise textural possibilities to enliven and strengthen the painterly surfaces, experimenting with different painting
techniques and processes. She is interested in exploring the poetics of imagery formed by figure, colour, composition and texture, trying to find a balance and fusion of expression, experimentation and resolution.