Chengxuan (Jacky) Xie (b. 1997) is a Hong Kong artist currently based in London. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020. He had also participated in an exchange program at the University of South Carolina (US) in 2019. Xie subsequently completed his MA Painting from the Royal College of Arts, UK, in 2023.
Chengxuan (Jacky) Xie
Meet the Environment, Meet the Beings, Meet Yourself.
I make immediate responses by life sketching, capturing the essence of life in its rawest form. By using different visual elements to respond to the environment and beings in person. Not only responding to sound, smell, humidity, etc of the environment but also reflecting my own inwardness, which is a combination of natural instinct and experience since I was born, including the social and cultural impact.
My work is more of a methodology than a final outcome. It's a way to find my position and my inwardness in certain environments / facing certain beings, reflecting and also constructing my way to understand the world.