In Useless Beauty, Lin Xi analyzes the essential of art aesthetic education and shares the fun of Chinese calligraphy, the method of being focused, the cultivation of mental power and the way of learning art. From the perspective of a Chinese literatus, Lin Xi introduces the aesthetic taste in a contemporary world, explains what is “Useless beauty”, how to “be independent” in this fast-changing world, and seeks to discover ways to integrate traditional aesthetics into our modern life.
When reading Lin Xi's essays and looking at her paintings, I always stop to think and feel, using my brains and heart, and that brings me a soft feeling as if seeing a thriving and lushy city from ancient times slowly flowing towards me, along the river of time.
——Feng Tang, writer
Lin Xi's art works reflect how she thinks of the various aspects of life. Taking advantage of ink painting, Lin indulges herself in depicting the ordinary but precious moments in life. Intelligent and beautiful, Lin is a born painter with shining talent. In her freehand brush works, the laughter and tears of all works of life can be found, which were all selected from everyone’s daily life and can raise empathy from both literati and the masses.
For painter Lin Xi, "Being a child " is not only at the core of retaining our innocence, but also a sharp tool for fighting against an adulthood that inevitably falls into sophistication. In her delicately-written books, a little world has been created, where Lin records the subtle rise and fall in the modern world that are neglected by all.
LIN Xi is a Chinese ink painter born in Chongqing. Graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, she is a creative depicter of everyday life with expertise in traditional ink paintings. Lin has held several drawing exhibitions and published collections of poetry and paintings. At present, she is committed to the translation and promotion of traditional Chinese aesthetics and lifestyle.