Xinyi Cheng Exhibition

Matthew Marks Gallery 522 W 22nd St.

poster for Xinyi Cheng Exhibition
[Image: Xinyi Cheng "Incroyable (En route)" (2021) Oil on linen 23⅝ × 36¼ in.]

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Matthew Marks presents Xinyi Cheng, the artist’s first one-person exhibition in the United States and includes 16 paintings.

Cheng’s paintings, with their unexpected color and compositions, often begin with her own observations, whether an interaction she witnessed or an image from a film that lingered in her mind. Her subjects, which often include strangers, friends, animals, or still lifes, convey a wide range of emotions and sensations including intimacy, alienation, peacefulness, or unease. In Cheng’s words, “My paintings are about different aspects of desire and human relationships. I paint situations that are based on my memories or imagination.”

The works in the exhibition range in scale and format from the small Nude Girl with Gloves, Otto Dix (2022), an intimate depiction of Cheng’s cat sitting atop an art catalogue under the night sky, to the large Midday Troubles (2021), in which two figures appear in repose floating against a pale background. Equally wide-ranging are the reference points in her work, which include Japanese woodblock prints, a painting by Tiepolo, and an Instagram photo.

Xinyi Cheng (b. 1989, Wuhan, China) lives and works in Paris. Her work has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, and Lafayette Anticipations, Paris, and included in numerous group exhibitions, among them the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Renaissance Society, Chicago; the 13th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai; and the Bourse de Commerce, Paris.



from November 04, 2022 to December 23, 2022

Opening Reception on 2022-11-03 from 18:00 to 20:00


Xinyi Cheng

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