Lige Qiao, ‘归去来Home Trip’ 2022. Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, canvas paper and canvas board. Approx. 120cm ×76cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

Home Trip is a five-pieces, mixed-media oil painting series illustrating the artist’s grandmom's old house and its front yard from different angles. The series incorporated collage in oil, using brushwork painting techniques. It is a response to the artist’s last visit of her mom's hometown (Lan County, Shanxi province, China). The work is a way of reclaiming the artist’s regional identity, while exploring her complex to rural countryside. It is a nostalgic acknowledgement of the artist’s maternal family.

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