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Past Exhibition


Snow, Slow

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Galerie Pugliese Levi is pleased to present the work of the Chinese artist Xiaohua.
From very large to very small sizes, and techniques ranging from painting and drawing to stitching and collaging, Xiaohua’s works bring us back to long forgotten feelings and remind us of our dreams. Exquisitely deep colours, dancing shapes, lines and mysterious paths, in which multiple meanings are always to be found. “My work is my dream of a simple world, it is related to my past and all my experiences, it is an unrealistic fantasy set against real life.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

Galerie Pugliese Levi shows works of the Chinese artist Xiaohua. Reaching beyond traditional painting techniques, the artist opens up the surfaces of the rough canvasses and papers for inner worlds beneath the surface. Stitching, in particular, as an alternative way to painting, contributes to environments characterized by exquisite colour ranges, subtle balance and an atmosphere that is both assured and open.From very large to very small sizes, from elaborate to minimal arrangements, the seemingly diverse artistic means are many ways of opening spaces.

Constantly searching for compatibility between apparently unrelated objects and materials, always on the quest for an equilibrium and some kind of “right balance of things”, Xiaohua’s wish is to reach “togetherness” through the acceptance of difference. “My work is my dream of a simple world, it is related to my past and to my experiences,” says the artist, “it is an unrealistic fantasy set against real life.”

XH 9 works 2017

XH bio 2017

XH bio

Artist Profile

Xiaohua was born in Suzhou, China, in 1986. Following her studies at Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, she worked as an editor for five years, and later traveled extensively in China and other Asian countries.
In 2012 she began to study painting at Chinesisch- Deutsche Kunstakademie in China and in 2013 moved to Berlin to continue her studies at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). She graduated in Fine Arts and obtained a “Meisterschülerin” title in 2016. Xiaohua lives and works in Berlin.


XH catalogue 2017

XH - 2017 catalogue

Exhibition Catalogue
Snow, Slow
22.4 × 18.6 cm
48 pages, color
Published by Galerie Pugliese Levi

Please contact the gallery if you wish to receive a catalogue.