During an unhappy childhood in rural China, artist Riniifish found refuge in art, imagining and creating a society of quirky little animals that populate a colorful and surreal world, called M7 planet by the artist. The characters in the works come first from quick drawings, which are brought to life digitally with the use of 3D modeling and video editing software. But Riniifish’s works, in addition to existing on paper and in digital format, have entered another dimension of contemporary art; in fact, the illustrations are also sold as collectible NFTs.
The insects acquire human characteristics and reflect Riniifish’s states of mind, through her characters in fact the artist performs a self-analysis, which allows her to take care of herself and get to know herself. Similarly, by showing herself to the public, Riniifish uses the compositions of the works to boldly overcome her reserve.
Whatever her emotional state, the artist tries to represent it in a new character; sometimes insects resemble caterpillars and are portrayed crying, other times they look like reptiles or sea creatures spewing rainbows, all of which is then complemented by plant elements. Riniifish’s universe is constantly expanding and is directly proportional to her emotional changes, thus potentially infinite.
After her last group exhibition in Dubai, the artist also arrives in Milan with a solo show at the Numero 51 gallery in Via Caldara 51, which can be visited until March 10, 2023. The set-up, which includes pink tubes and reflective aluminum surfaces, suits the artist’s works, which are displayed on a structure of white tubes. Going deeper into the exhibition structure there is also a computer that reproduces the works in an animated version, small sculptures and other details that, as in her works, are all to be discovered.