Xin Li is a Chinese born, Australian based artist who has been practising this rare paint-on-glass technique for the past two years.
As a child, he studied classical Chinese calligraphy and showed great potential as a painter. He went on to study painting at Harbin Normal University Art College. His art pieces have won various prizes worldwide and have been exhibited in Russia, Japan and Hong Kong. Xin moved to Australia in 2007 where he completed a Bachelor of Animation at Griffith Film School.
His first short film ‘Warm Winter’ was produced during the second year of his course and although the result was created digitally, it was to experiment with this paint-on-glass technique. 'Warm Winter' has been screened at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Cinanima International Animated Film Festival, ASIFA International Animation Day Film Festival, Anirmau Spanish Film Festival, Corfu Animation Festival, Melbourne International Student Film Festival and Kinoki Film Festival.
His second film 'The Umbrella' was completed using paint-on-glass. It is currently touring the festival circuit.