XIAOHUA

Xiaohua – Embracing weakness with a sensibility found only in Chinese female artists. “Weakness is strength, strength is nothing!” declared Xiaohua, who breathes new life to abstract painting with such dialectical reversals. She cuts fabrics into thousands of pieces of squares of different sizes and colours, and runs them under the heat of the iron, resulting in mutated shapes and hues with faint traces of the ironing. The dye now appears to be “washed down” as the hue is transformed into a colder tone which, paradoxically, finds a new harmony and subtlety that grace even a colour as garish as red.

Related Projects

Artworks

Xiaohua, ‘Painting No.2′
162cm x 130cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014

Xiaohua, ‘Painting No.1′
162cm x 130cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014

Xiaohua, ‘One day’
30cm x 21.5cm, Mixed media and textile, 2015

Xiaohua, ‘From 1 to 1000 meters’ No.44, No.35 and No. 45 (A Set of 3)
Each 21cm x 29.7cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014

Xiaohua, ‘From 1 to 1000 meters’ No.31, and No. 58 (A set of 2)
Each 29.7cm x 21cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014

Xiaohua, ‘From 1 to 1000 meters’ No. 23, and No. 30 (A set of 2)
Each 21cm x 29.7cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014

Xiaohua, ‘From 1 to 1000 meters’ No. 20
29.7cm x 21cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014

Xiaohua, ‘From 1 to 1000 meters’ No.11, No.19 and No.32 (A Set of 3)
Each 29.7cm x 21cm, Mixed media and textile, 2014