Zhang Xiaogang

Description

Zhang Xiaogang

Description

Price: $4,500.00

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Details

Technique:
Lithography
Year:
2009
Edition Size:
130
Dimensions:
80.0 x 120.0 cm (31.5 x 47.2 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

"Description" 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.Inspired by family photos from the Cultural Revolution period, as well as the European tradition of surrealism, Zhang Xiaogang’s lithographs engage with the notion of identity within the Chinese culture of collectivism.

"I drew a person smiling once, but I don't think I am good at drawing people smiling. I'm better at drawing people spacing out."

Zhang Xiaogang

Basing his work around the concept of ‘family’ –immediate, extended, and societal – Xiaogang’s portraits depict an endless genealogy of imagined forebears and progenitors, each unnervingly similar and distinguished by minute difference. He wanted to paint the characters as if they look the same. They can be a man or a woman. He want to show that they are like cloned people and they have the same thoughts.

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.