Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
During the process of discovering myself in my art world, I have determined to use cuteness as a way to express my worldview, values, and experiences. Cuteness is my own philosophy and language in the interpersonal communication. I intend to make cuteness meaningful to me as well as to the rest of the world. I believe cuteness contains a power to bring people back to their original simplicity regardless of their age, it is the idea of innocence. Cuteness is like a shield for me to protect myself from the tough, scary and crazy reality; and it is a positive and optimistic attitude toward life while defeating negativity. The inspiration of my work came from the animations, illustrations and cartoons, but my storyline is more ambiguous, and I aim to create the single and unique images that first caught the audiences’ attention. I want to bring adults into the same conversation with children, thus the style of my work is childlike, sweet, adorable, contented and healthy.
yin, xinjie, "ZOOAIRYLAND- XINJIE YIN MFA THESIS SHOW" (2018). CGU MFA Theses. 170.