Zhong Biao 钟彪, ‘Journey to the West’, 2015, Painting, Oil on canvas, Eli Klein Gallery
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Zhong Biao 钟彪

Journey to the West, 2015

Oil on canvas
110 1/5 × 78 7/10 in
280 × 200 cm
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New York
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Zhong Biao 钟彪
Chinese, b. 1968
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Zhong Biao’s vivid, colorful paintings represent the experience of living through China’s rapid evolution from isolationism to an urbanized modern state. He works primarily with acrylic on raw canvas, blending realistic figures with surrealistic objects and abstract gestures. Zhong derives the dreamlike quality of his work from the multitude of unsettling juxtapositions of old and new in contemporary China. In Welcome, part of his 2007 series “American Debut”, he depicts children in 1960s Cultural Revolution-era garb, Han Dynasty terracotta figurines, beauty pageant imagery, and English language banners. Widely considered one of China’s most significant and recognizable contemporary artists, Zhong captures the intense simultaneity of everyday experience, layering dozens of conflicting images and deploying negative space and blank swaths of the canvas to complicate their relationships to each other, spatial and otherwise.

Zhong Biao 钟彪, ‘Journey to the West’, 2015, Painting, Oil on canvas, Eli Klein Gallery
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Zhong Biao 钟彪
Chinese, b. 1968
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Zhong Biao’s vivid, colorful paintings represent the experience of living through China’s rapid evolution from isolationism to an urbanized modern state. He works primarily with acrylic on raw canvas, blending realistic figures with surrealistic objects and abstract gestures. Zhong derives the dreamlike quality of his work from the multitude of unsettling juxtapositions of old and new in contemporary China. In Welcome, part of his 2007 series “American Debut”, he depicts children in 1960s Cultural Revolution-era garb, Han Dynasty terracotta figurines, beauty pageant imagery, and English language banners. Widely considered one of China’s most significant and recognizable contemporary artists, Zhong captures the intense simultaneity of everyday experience, layering dozens of conflicting images and deploying negative space and blank swaths of the canvas to complicate their relationships to each other, spatial and otherwise.

Zhong Biao 钟彪

Journey to the West, 2015

Oil on canvas
110 1/5 × 78 7/10 in
280 × 200 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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