Showcased in Nassima Landau:
- Crossing Frontiers
b. 1981, Anhui Province, China. Xia Yu is a Beijing-based artist. The figures in his work are perpetually roaming between their residence and work, city and nature, and seamlessly shifting among chores and tasks, daydream and recreation, switching between various identities and roles in the interval of one living space after another. Xia Yu’s paintings precisely expose the defects of a typical life, confronting the dull moments that continually appear, which can be lovely in their unpretentious truthfulness. (Courtesy of Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing).