The current images in my work come from the memories of my childhood. The forms in the prints have evolved from mushrooms and nature. I want to communicate with mushrooms through abstract styles and appearances and to present them as living beings with feelings and thoughts. I strive to do this in a way that is new and refreshing.
I am interested in mushrooms as they always recreate many happy, secret memories and dreams from my childhood and my past. Much of the content of my recollections are of when my Grandfather took me to see and gather mushrooms in the fields near our home in China.
I relate to mushrooms and let them represent myself in my work. I admire the way they live together in groups, I like their care, sympathy, shyness and quietness, the way they caress each other.
Dealing through simple forms with deep feelings and utilising images in large spaces, yet at the same time within these taking small mushrooms to generate huge memories. The mushrooms are always moving they are ever changing, large and small, happy and sad, weak and strong, full and empty, endless in the space of my memories.
So I treat them with soft, sharp and occasionally hard images but they are always moving.
2000-2002 MA Printmaking: Camberwell College of Arts London, U.K
1997-2000 BA Honors, Fine Art (Upper Second): University of East London, U.K
1998 Artist in Residency Hawkwood Lodge Enviromental Education Centre London, U.K
1972-1975 Hebei Teachers College, China
Artichoke Print Workshop and The John Purcell Paper Award London U.K (2002)
Winner of The University of East London Purchase Prize U.K (2000)
Award Highly Recommended The Millinery Works Gallery London U.K (1999)
'GOLDEN DOT IN MY MEMORY' etching 45x44cm. 'MEMORIES IN YELLOW' etching and aquatint 54.5 x 59cm. 'MEMORIES IN RED' aquatint 61x61cm ...
This annual exhibition brings together a varied group of artists who use both traditional and avant-garde print methods. The only stipulation of the exhibition is that work should be new. Of the 15 artists selected, Shuxiang Jin Farrall’s childlike prints ...
The current images in my work come from the memories of my childhood. The forms in the prints have evolved from mushrooms and nature. I use abstract styles and appearances of mushrooms to present them as living beings with deep feelings and thoughts...
Themistletoe ball 2014 The Organising Committee would like to thank the individuals and companies for their kind support of Cancer Research UK...
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