These eyes

Aida Cui’s canvases smolder with color and light.  They are a beacon to

a verdant landscape peopled with odalisques and Amazons.  Their faces

and bodies beckon and challenge, drawing the viewer’s eye through

a journey of unfettered imagination, an inner world of symbols and

paradoxes.  Aida’s wry understanding of the human psyche and her use

of mythological allusions brings us beyond mere icons and symbols.

 The reveal Aida’s affinity for the exotic and her exploration for meaning

within this milieu. Aida’s art reflect her rich exuberance.  They sing with a

spirit for which pleasure is both justification and aim, and are the portals

through which we can enter her incandescent world.

Skull necklace