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"Disruption" – Xiao Qing Chen

Xiao Qing Chen

"Disruption" – Xiao Qing Chen

$ 200.00
– Personal Narrative, Tales, and Memory–

Light Grey Art Lab 5th year anniversary exhibition

tobeyou is a special exhibition featuring 100 international illustrators, designers, and makers of all types. The exhibition celebrates individuals within the creative community, showcasing the beauty of personal narratives, stories, memory, and diversity. Each artist has created new work that emphasizes their practice, style, personality, and uniqueness through hand-pulled screen prints, framed original paintings, zines, small sculptures, photographs and more. 
tobeyou is on display March 3rd - April 15th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Xiao Qing Chen
Los Angeles

An illustration about beautiful disruptions to a modular, stagnant status quo
Watercolor on Arches watercolor cold press
Framed Giclee Print
11.5" x 15.5"

About this piece:

Growing up, I believed I should always blend in the crowd, following proven pathways to other people's definition of success. Following the status quo has always been the norm. It was like a calm body of water that is never to be disrupted, never to be questioned. However, things changed as I grew tired of surviving in a modular structured society. I wanted to question, challenge and change things for the better. To a lot of people around me, I was causing disruptions.

Disruptions and changes aren't always comfortable. Some disruptions can bring about beautiful changes, surprisingly magical elements to a stagnant pool. Moving forward as a human centered designer, I hope to continue bringing changes to build better lives, as I swim across oceans and seas for as long as I live.

About this artist:

Qing (pronounced "Ching") is a Los Angeles-based themed entertainment designer, a graphic designer, and a freelance illustrator. She can be spotted along streets, in cafes and occasionally interesting spaces sketching and people watching.


Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase.  For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.  

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation. 

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