The Don gallery in Shanghai presents an extraordinary collection of paintings by the artist from New York and Hangzhou Xu Jin "There is a soul in everything". The works are a series of interconnected plots lined up in a composition of historical metaphors, mythical realities and illusions of perception at the phenomenological level. The author redefines the intricate episodes of human tragedies.
Xu Jin was born in China in 1958. He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts. In the middle and late 80s he actively participated in the avant-garde movement in China. Three of his early significant works — Self-Analysis, Conversation, and Midnight — were presented at the 85 New Spaces exhibition in Hangzhou, which marked the starting point of his career. He moved to New York in 1989 and now owns studios in both cities.