Xin SONG graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1994. She studied Chinese folk arts exclusively and learned the complex techniques of Chinese traditional paper cutting for years.
"My recent work borrows pictures from all kind of magazines, in the service of large questions about social & political values. many of the issues are discussed in these magazines because they are questions people already think about every day.
Current affairs, Political, War; Health, Beauty, Fashion; Population, Poverty, Luxury; The Environment & the Beauty of Nature; Modern Life & Technology; Sex & Taboo;
While I am collecting images for my papercut collage, I consider each small piece and its meaning, and when each piece finds its way in to my work, it brings that message & connection to the world in to my work. Everyday I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through & then throw away. For me, I have found importance & value in these materials and in many ways they mirror the world around us. "