Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL
Zhang Huan, ‘Xiu Gu’, ART CAPSUL

Chinese-born Zhang Huan is one of the most influential and provocative contemporary visual artists working today. His artistic approach- which includes performance, photography, painting, sculpture, and installation- explores issues of identity and spiritualism while subliminally referencing sentiments of a shared human experience and vulnerability.

For ART CAPSUL Zhang Huan created Xiu Gu: Comely Chiseled Appearance, "Xiugu" originates from stone carvings from the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). The artistic style of the oldest Chinese Buddhist sculpture is "Xiugu Clear Sculpture." It is characterized by simple wrinkles. The outline is like a bowstring with tension and the angle like a wing. There are two or three wrinkles between two-wing style clothes, which are smooth and vertical.

Colors: ivory black, titanium white, cold grey, light green, light rose, light blue
Display: standing posture, sitting posture

About Zhang Huan

One of China's best-known performance and Conceptual artists, Zhang Huan's more recent work has consisted of sculptures and paintings that reference the history of his native China, from significant political, intellectual, and religious figures to anonymous portraits and landscape scenes. For his two- and three-dimensional works, Zhang frequently uses both common objects and unusual organic materials, including feathers, cowhides, and for his 2005 sculpture Donkey, a taxidermied donkey. Particularly evocative is Zhang’s use of incense ash, a material that epitomizes both detritus and religious ritual, with which he paints and sculpts works that are as olfactory as they are visual.

Chinese, b. 1965, Anyang, China, based in Shanghai, China

Group Shows

2017
New York,
Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s
2017
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, 
Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Italy,
Cortesie per gli ospiti
2016
E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 
Philadelphia, PA, United States,
Sense of Space
2015
Taipei,
A Private Journey
2012
Galleria PACK, 
Milan,
LA PELLE CHE ABITO
2004
Galleria PACK, 
Milan, Italy,
THE SEASON
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