Shu Rui was born in 1990 in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. In 2020, she graduated from the Art Department of Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Limoges in France.
”A product is boycotted, or out of stock, in the information developed today is a matter of a flash. Social media, online media, and even fake news manipulate our consumer behavior all the time. Because of globalization, everything that happens to us today is connected, and it seems that no one is immune from it. As an ordinary consumer, I am in it, benefiting from it, suffering from it, and my art comes from it. I draw, I draw based on reality, based on my consumption record.
I started working on a series of oil paintings called The End of Abundance in 2018. In that year, former US President Trump launched a trade war against China. I was in a small and comfortable town in Europe, watching what was happening in the media. It's like the sword of Damocles suspended by a horse's mane, which, even with its present abundance, makes me uneasy. So I decided to document what was happening through my spending choices.“