22 March 2020 Zhu Xu








Hello teacher, I'm an artist from Chongqing.

My name is Zhu Xu. I made some small-sized paper works during the Chinese city closure. Then I used a feature in the app Meitu Xiuxiu to make a few small videos.

Please take a look, thank you!


老师您好,我是重庆这边的艺术家,我叫朱勖,在中国封城期间我做了一些小尺寸的纸本作品,然后用美图秀秀的一个功能,又做了几个小视频。请您看一下,谢谢



《血色山河》这次疫情首先在武汉爆发,在武汉死了很多人,所以我把群山画成了像鲜血一样的红色,表达当时的中国处在一种死亡与悲怆的情绪中。

"Blood Mountains and Rivers" indicates the first outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan and many people who died in Wuhan. so I painted the mountains in red like blood to express that China was in a mood of death and sadness at that time.



《你和我》在2020年初,全中国人民被隔离在家的时候,大家的心情是惶恐、无助和绝望的。亲朋之间的互助都是很无力很微弱的,只能自己顾好自己,做好防护措施。

The work "You and Me" illustrates at the beginning of 2020, when all Chinese people were quarantined at home, everyone's mood was panic, helpless and desperate. To help out between relatives and friends is very weak and vulnerable, people can only take care of themselves and take protective measures.


《生病的外婆》在中国政府通告疫情爆发的两天前,我去医院看望了因为脑梗塞导致半身瘫痪并且只有微弱意识的外婆,给她剪了指甲,清洁了口腔,换了干净的衣服和床上用品,准备迎接春节的到来,但是谁都想不到,先来的却是新冠病毒,而且外婆的医院所在的区域正是疫情高风险区,所以医院被封闭了,只允许医院的工作人员进出。外婆从小抚养我长大,我们的感情非常深厚,对于外婆的病情,我感到非常悲伤,所以我在疫情期间画了这幅画。


"Sick Grandma" portrays two days before the Chinese government announced the outbreak, when I went to the hospital to visit my grandma who was paralyzed by cerebral infarction. She was very weakly conscious. She had her nails cut, her mouth cleaned, and she changed into clean clothes and sheets to welcome the Spring Festival, but no one can think of it due to the arrival of the coronavirus. The area where my grandmother's hospital is located in is a high-risk area, so they've shut down and only allowed the hospital staff to enter and exit. My grandmother raised me since I was a child. We had a deep relationship. I feel very sad about my grandmother's illness, so I drew this picture during the epidemic.