The New Youth Council Online Showcase - Xueer Xu

Xueer Xu

Two Tone Me (2021)

Xueer Xu Artwork

Artist Statement

This piece explores an effective color combination to create a meditating atmosphere with a sense of calming by using warm and cool color harmony. The main narrative happens between me in a sitting meditative posture in the middle and the cat that is on my leg staring at the fried chicken on the left. The illustrations of myself and the cat are based on photographs I took. The double mix of colors reflect the apparent source of light from the above on my body and other elements. The party room background creates a contrast with my meditative pose to build my calm and reserved personality in a chaotic setting.

I am a fourth year Art and Art History student at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. I am a Chinese student who is passionate about print media and graphic design. My main focus is developing different uses for colours and shapes within compositions.


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