Mo Xiyue’s practice in art has always been inspired by everyday life and her personal experiences. She tried to explore what was in her surroundings, such as places, objects and people. In order to really merge into society and the world.
This series of twenty paintings recreates the everyday scenes in her accommodation back in the UK, during the artists time in self-quarantine from COVID-19. During that time, she had to learn to cope with the loneliness that resulted from her experience and build a deeper bond with her surroundings. She started to observe the little details that she had overlooked before, seeking and appreciating the beauty in them.