Shi Xinji

1980      Born in Shangqiu, Henan Province

2008      Graduated from Department of Printmaking of Central Academy of Fine Art, Master Degree

Buddhism, Taoism and Chinese ancient mythology Shan Hai Jing was a great influence on his creations. Many of his scenes, animals and plants can be traced in Shan Hai Jing. Shi’s works give audience a sense of hybridity, which blended reality, history and mythology altogether. It offers audience a platform to rethink reality issues under the contemporary social context. Shi’s work always begins with trivial objects. He depicts ordinary scenes, attempting to create a clear and mysterious world through calculated blank-leaving and space transformation. Through years, Shi Xinji’s artistic style gets more abstract in order to create a unique atmosphere. He tends to overcome various barriers in real life and transcend temporal-spatial constraints. Furthermore, his works represent his desolate spirit with a natural and pleasant interest. His artistic language contains surrealism features, but not so over-the-top like that of Surreal-Pop art, though it is more complicated and meaningful than Pop language. Shi also retains some randomness in his painting, triggering life and delight out of papers.

ARTWORKS

Study

Oil on wooden panel
52 x 37 cm
2020

South Mountain

Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.19

Pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.18

Coyc, pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.10

Coyc, pastel, crayon on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.9

Coyc and pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.11

Coyc, pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.20

Pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.14

Pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.21

Pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.16

Pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.22

Pastel and watercolor on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.23

Coyc and pastel on paper
42 x 52 cm
2020

Moonshine Concerto

Oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm
2019

East Slope of Baishi

Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm
2020

Landscape of Baishi

Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.1

Mineral pigment on silk
28 x 18 cm
2020

Mountain Search No.3

Mineral pigment on silk
28 x 18 cm
2020

Landscape of Tan Zhe No.3

Watercolor on paper
51 x 36 cm
2014

Van Gogh Hillman

Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
2009

Green in East Mountain

Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
2017

Green in East Mountain (Draft)

Oil on wooden panel
51.5 x 36.5 cm
2017

Singing the Blues

Oil on wooden panel
37 x 26 cm
2020

DaiGu After Rain

Watercolor on paper
15 x 30 cm
2014

Walking in the Mountain

Watercolor on paper
18 x 26 cm
2014

Series images of East Mountain No.2

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Series images of East Mountain No.3

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Floating Jade of East Mountain No.12

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Floating Jade of East Mountain No.13

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Walking Man

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

Arhat

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

Snow Lion

Oil on canvas
250 x 200 cm
2016

East Mountain

Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm
2016

Exquisite

Oil on canvas
168 x 130 cm
2016

Trees and Stone in Rain

Oil on wooden panel
33 x 22 cm
2016

After Snow in East Mountain No.1

Oil on canvas
168 x 130 cm
2017

After Snow in East Mountain No.2

Oil on canvas
168 x 130 cm
2018

Fire 1, Fire 2

Watercolor on paper
15 x 10 cm x2
2014

Landscape of Tan Zhe No.1

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Landscape of Tan Zhe No.2

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Series images of East Mountain No.5

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Series images of East Mountain No.6

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

Worship Stones No.2-4

Watercolor on paper
15 x 10 cm x3
2014

Floating Jade of East Mountain No.2

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

Landscape of North Village No.3

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

Landscape of North Village No.4

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

Landscape of North Village No.5

Watercolor on paper
18 x 26 cm
2014

Landscape of North Village No.7

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

Landscape of North Village No.8

Watercolor on paper
26 x 18 cm
2014

East Mountain

Oil on canvas
168 x 130 cm
2017

Mountain Search No.13

Pastel on paper
52 x 42 cm
2020

Mr.Stone/Man hugging Pine

Watercolor on paper
15 x 10 cm x2
2014

Old Man of East Mountain

Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
2015

Walking Man East Mountain

Oil on canvas
91 x 73 cm
2015

Vajra

Watercolor on paper
31 x 23 cm
2014

After Snow in East Mountain No.5

Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm
2018

Mountain Jade

Oil on canvas
168 x 130 cm
2017

Colors of East Mountain

Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
2016

East Garden

Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
2016

East Garden

Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
2016

Mountain Yuhuang

Oil on canvas
168 x 130 cm
2015-2016

Guest of South Mountain

Oil on canvas
118 x 80 cm
2015

North Mountain

Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
2015

Autumn of North Mountain

Oil on canvas
61 x 50 cm
2015

Rain in East Mountain

Oil on canvas
91 x 73 cm
2015

Mr.K and Stone

Oil on canvas
91 x 73 cm
2015

Woods of East Mountain

Oil on canvas
180 x 150 cm
2014

Exhibitions

Publications

Selected Articles

物象浮云外 山水道场中

by 男兮

流水记

by 李啸非

A New Ride, A New Path

by Zhao Li

Spirit in Heart, Heart in Mountains

By Huang Yang

Refreshing State – Appreciation of Shi Xinji’s Arts

by PENG FENG

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