Zhang Xiaogang

Boy and Tree

Zhang Xiaogang

Boy and Tree

Price: $6,000.00

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Details

Technique:
Lithograph
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
130
Dimensions:
120.0 x 80.0 cm (47.2 x 51.5 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

Boy and Tree belongs to the set of twenty lithographs from "The Storyteller's Enchantments of Zhang Xiaogang", which comes as a limited edition of 132 rare books. The lithographs from the set were inspired by the old family photos and represent Xiaogang's Family and Bloodlines series, where the artist explores the concept of family and collectivism in the Chinese society.

"There’s a complex relationship between the state and the people that I could express by using the Cultural Revolution. China is like a family, a big family. Everyone has to rely on each other and to confront each other."

Zhang Xiaogang

Boy and Tree represents a seated boy, holding a book, with the two Bonsai trees in the background. The symbolism of the Bonsai trees alludes to the theme of collectivism and conformity. Typical to Xiaogang's images, the boy's face is detached, his posture resembles an adult, signifying future power.

About the Artist

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Zhang Xiaogang (born 1958, Kunming, China) is a Chinese symbolist and surrealist painter. He is famous with his Bloodline series, where mostly monochromatic, stylized portraits of Chinese people are presented as part of the artist's exploration of the 'family' concept.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Lithography

Lithography literally means “stone drawing". This type of print is typically made by drawing or painting onto the surface of a limestone using a greasy crayon or liquid wash and is best known for its flat painterly surface.