Xinyu Zhang creates mysterious compositions from ink, balancing color and monochrome in dynamic washes. Innovatively alluding to a cultural past, Xinyu Zhang's abstract work combines fields of acrylic and ink with lines to create creature-like forms, defined just as much by negative space. Lines and dots of texture contrast the fluid movement of the ink, balancing pattern and variety in the ambiguous scenes.
Raised in the Hunan Province in China, Xinyu Zhang is inspired by classic Chinese poetry. She integrates varied techniques into her work, for instance mounting rice paper on stretched canvas.