Alienation is the central motif in Xinyu Han’s work, which consists of paintings, collages, drawings, prints, ceramics and installations. The atmosphere in her paintings is ambiguous. It points to her inability to see any real connections between people in a crowd. Having lived in two of the most crowded cities—Shanghai and New York—she experiences a lot of loneliness. She concludes that a crowd is usually the trap of alienation. Despite the quarantine Han realizes that the world is still teeming with life and that the air, the ocean, the sky without humans are just fine.