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"Memory and dreams are a part of reality; therefore the experience of the individual has a broad social background. Therefore: my art is on the street, in the first word I see when I flip open the dictionary, amongst ruins, in the supermarket, in the afterglow, in a moment when your mind is empty of thoughts, in gloomy days, when I realized that One Hundred Years of Solitude was written in Columbia, in sleep eighteen layers deep, in the heat of bursting into tears, after getting drunk, in Marilyn Monroe’s reading philosophy books, in the night sky…in a word, my art is no particular place, but omnipresent!" Zhong Biao, excerpted from Zhong Biao.
Published by Charta. Edited by Gary G. Xu. Text by Gary G. Xu, Zhong Biao.
This publication is a comprehensive introduction to the work of one of China’s most renowned contemporary artists, realist painter Zhong Biao (born 1968). As well as older, representative works, Zhong Biao’s latest work is also featured--a multimedia project showcased at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 162 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/30/2013 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2013 p. 186
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881588718FLAT40 LIST PRICE: $39.95 CDN $50.00
Zhong Biao (born 1968) seamlessly collages figures and images from both western and eastern culture and history in his realistic, large-scale, self-referential paintings. Michelangelo's "Pieta" is framed by a modern city skyline and Chinese revolutionary soldiers smile and pose beside teenagers wearing iPod headphones.