XINYUE YAN is wearing the Antonietta No.002. She is an artist living in Los Angeles.

What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Coffee and phone.

What is the last thing you do at night?
Put on essential sleeping oil.

Can you share some daily habits or rituals?
Try to give myself a moment every day to do nothing, to think about nothing.

What should we be reading?
“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez is my favorite novel in my lifetime ! “Returning to Reims” by Didier Eribon is a book that really made me feel grounded.

The best arthouse film(s)?
All about my mother (1999) by Almodóvar, I need to watch it every year.

What is a rule that should never be broken?
Self respect.

What is a rule that should always be broken?
Any rule that stops being helpful.

What is most difficult to find in contemporary culture?
It’s hard to go out without a phone, as well as to have a healthy neck posture.

Who are your inspirations?
Countless ! First of all , I love how my friends inspire me. For my recent painting, I’m obsessed with Fra Angelico ’s fresco works. I also admire a lot Francisco Goya and the Chinese painting master Qi Baishi.

What is still a mystery?
Body and health.

Where is happiness found?
It’s when you work hard for the day and sit down to have a glass of wine.

What thoughts currently occupy you?
Is ChatGpt really trustworthy?