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News for February 2021

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Introducing Xinmei Liu

We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Xinmei Liu. Xinmei Liu was born in Shanghai, China, and now lives and works in New York. She has a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, and an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Xinmei’s work has a clear visual identity, which belies her status as a recent graduate. Her images are rich in narrative, curiosity, nostalgia and fun, inspired by her cultural background, social issues, childhood experience and history. She cites vintage adverts, packaging, Asian calendars and propaganda posters as key influences on her style. You can see more of Xinmei Liu’s work here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/xinmei-liu

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Introducing Kanith Thailamthong

We are delighted to announce that Debut Art now represents Kanith Thailamathong. Kanith Thailamathong’s artwork draws from her personal experience of cross-cultural backgrounds, coming from a Chinese-Thai family and being born in Bangkok, Thailand. She likes to explore the behaviours, attitudes and inner lives of people and characters traversing these boundaries and different identities. She is especially drawn to depicting being a girl in Eastern culture, and what goes unsaid even though it is felt. Kanith notes Edward Hopper as one of her earliest influences. The simple and mysterious methods of storytelling in his paintings showed her how daily life could be poetic. You can see more of Kanith Thailamathong’s work here: https://www.debutart.com/artist/kanith-thailamthong

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