Xiaodi Zhang

Bachelor of Applied Arts

Majoring in art, I have developed a solid foundation due to years of study. I have studied various mediums including drawing, oil painting, printmaking, watercolor and digital painting. Due to the continuous studying of various painting mediums, I decide to focus on my favorite field illustration. Watercolor and acrylic are two mediums commonly used when I create illustration works. Drawing allows me to show my imagination, while illustration provides more types of mediums and exerts my imagination to the fullest extent. 

 

This is a series of illustration works named Grandma. The reason why I created this series is that I grew up with my grandmother, and I have deep feelings for her. But two years ago, Grandma had hemiplegia due to diabetes. I find it hard for me to accept the fact that she can't move any more. Grandma used to be a cheerful person, but since hemiplegia, her temper has become more and more grumpy. Due to the reason that she has been unable to accept the fact that she is hemiplegic. In this series of works, I used a lot of horrible eyeballs and shabby scenes to express grandma's inner pain, as well as the helplessness that can't change the status quo. In my works, grandma always smiles, because that's what grandma looks like in my eyes. This series of works  express the situation of grandma before and after her illness. The main scene of the image is the nursing home where grandma now lives. The mediums of this work are watercolor and acrylic.

Insomnia 

2019

acrylic on paper

16x18"

Enjoyment

Enjoyment 

2019

acrylic on paper

16x18"

Alone

Alone 

2019

acrylic on paper

16x18"

Break Loose

Break Loose 

2019

acrylic on paper

16x18"

Encounter - 1 

2020

digital painting and collage

13x22"

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