Xingru Chen 

During the period of quarantine, the environment of living alone brought new ideas to my work mode. The objects at home, the flowers in the vase, the milk box in the corner…These things that I usually do not notice in my life seem familiar but unusual now. This makes me think about what is the "normal" of objects? And what will become the “new normal" after this stage? In this work, I made some still life paintings with elements of surreal on discarded food packaging boxes and paperboard, to explore the relationship between the objects in my current life and me.


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