Xinran Liu (b.1998, China) is an artist based in Chengdu and London. She has a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and gets her MA at Royal College of Art. Xinran creates artwork to store her memories. These moments transform into graphic narrations and textual illustrations. Xinran's works have been exhibited internationally in London, Beijing, and Chicago.
Painting is the game between text and images, presence and absence. It can be a delicate allocation of color and shape that swirls and twirls on the canvas.
I see my artworks as the portal to revisit my personal memory and cultural identity. They are like the messages taken in a notebook, which is loosely built up and scattered around. The random figures and traces of movements assemble a temporary, transparent, and soft space.
They center around the fragments of memories that slip away when I try to grasp them. These perishable entities wave up a net, a temporary connection of thoughts that whisper and fade away. It recreates the time when I live with my friends and family.