One of China’s most well known graffiti artist, Zhang Dali is exhibiting his work of cyanotypes photogram on rice paper and figurative sculpture at Pekin Fine Arts in Hong Kong. Zhang takes his experience of living in the street and concrete jungle of urban Beijing to create unique cyanotype photograms, resin and fiberglass life-size body-cast sculpture that communicates the outrage, helplessness and resignation of those living in Beijing that are being forced from their traditional homes to make way for China’s push to transform China into a modern concrete city. Zhang captures the sense of loss and soulfulness of the subject matter weather its the displaced person who’s home is being bulldozed over in the name of progress or the birds and plants that have lost their place in his beautiful artworks.
An important artist of the time, his work has been selected for exhibition at the The 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy and at exhibitions at the The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York. Also worth noting that his work is being collected by public institutions like MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; Asia Society, New York; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; Saatchi Gallery, London; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Smart Museum, Chicago; and Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Date: 16 May – 23 August 2015
Venue: Pekin Fine Arts is located at Union Industrial Building, 48 Wong Chuk Hang Road, 16/F,Aberdeen, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong. Tel: 2177 6190