Hexuan is an illustrator and animator from China. She graduated from the illustration department of Soochow University with a bachelor's degree. Hexuan's current job is working on a narrative animation for her graduation film. After learning a historical anecdote about Lu Xun's refusal to compete for the Nobel Prize in Literature, she was inspired to write a new story that tells the tale of a man who cultivates little chillies while his neighbour has a prosperous large flower bed.
Hexuan has chosen a printmaking method pioneered by Bauhaus artist Paul Klee as her technique. This creates more blank space, and the three-to-four screen size gives people a more limited close-up view, allowing them to focus on any detail. In this film without dialogue, Hexuan explored nonlinear narrative sequence and composition creativity to describe the subtle emotions of individuals when they face temptation and opportunity.
Whether people's ideals gradually deviate from the original direction in trivial real life has become the fundamental discussion brought by the film. In Hexuan's opinion, guarding the original intention is often the most touching kindness one can offer to this world.
She is now completing the animated film, entitled CHILIES, with the sponsorship of the China Scholarship Council.