Yuchen Xin (China/Australia) Residence: January 2020
Yuchen Xin was born in Shanghai and now she works and lives in Melbourne. She completed her BFA (2019) in expanded studio practice (painting, drawing, video) at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Her artistic practice explores the ideas relating to self-awareness, human conditions, and unconscious self-expression through various mediums including mixed media hand-formed objects, painting, video, ceramics, and digital work. The unique anthropomorphic characters she creates engage both her personal universe and the common moments in human conditions. She considers her characters to have aspects of absurdity, strangeness, and craziness like all human beings but meanwhile, still retain a lovable quality.
She is very much interested and inspired by Japanese cultures. During her residency, she aims to collect local everyday materials from the Fukuoka area to continue making her series of characters and to reflect her own existence.