Vivien Zhang, ‘Moon Bean’, 2015, Galerie Huit
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Vivien Zhang

Moon Bean, 2015

Mixed media on canvas
70 9/10 × 63 in
180 × 160 cm
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Hong Kong
About the work
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Galerie Huit
Hong Kong
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Vivien Zhang
Chinese, b. 1990
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“The surprise of painting is not unconnected to the surprises found within lived experience,” claims Vivien Zhang, who channels influences from her international upbringing—which included Beijing, Nairobi, Bangkok, and London—into exuberant, abstract paintings and drawings. In Spoons (2011), an overlapping arrangement of Chinese soupspoons fills the picture plane, while in Stencil Negative (2013), a fragmented dragon appears to weave in and out of a patterned background. Ranging from small to engulfing, Zhang’s compositions bring opposites into disjunctive harmony. Recognizable images clash with passages of pure abstraction; bright, popping colors and forms mesh with receding elements; gridded patterns are interrupted by sweeping, gestural brushwork; and ordered areas delightfully dissolve into chaos.

Vivien Zhang, ‘Moon Bean’, 2015, Galerie Huit
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About the work
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Galerie Huit
Hong Kong
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Vivien Zhang
Chinese, b. 1990
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“The surprise of painting is not unconnected to the surprises found within lived experience,” claims Vivien Zhang, who channels influences from her international upbringing—which included Beijing, Nairobi, Bangkok, and London—into exuberant, abstract paintings and drawings. In Spoons (2011), an overlapping arrangement of Chinese soupspoons fills the picture plane, while in Stencil Negative (2013), a fragmented dragon appears to weave in and out of a patterned background. Ranging from small to engulfing, Zhang’s compositions bring opposites into disjunctive harmony. Recognizable images clash with passages of pure abstraction; bright, popping colors and forms mesh with receding elements; gridded patterns are interrupted by sweeping, gestural brushwork; and ordered areas delightfully dissolve into chaos.

Vivien Zhang

Moon Bean, 2015

Mixed media on canvas
70 9/10 × 63 in
180 × 160 cm
Sold
Location
Hong Kong
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