Haozhong Zheng solo show: TAKI

May 26, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 Solo Exhibition

Opening: May 26, 2019 03:00 Sunday
Artists: Zheng Haozhong
Address: BANK
TAKI is an important figure in the artist’s simple social life structure. However, her somewhat unique identity, in a way, blurs her social property.

TAKI, Zheng Haozhong’s second solo at BANK, follows, Lee Cha in2016. Lee Cha, (the artist’s penname) works as a novelist and painter, whereby “Qiu Chen” and “the wanderer” were subjects of his long-term field research and observations. Here the artist studies two people who were in a particular state as socially marginalized individuals. The observation upon them presents a chance to investigate the edges of social consciousness. On one hand, they don’t want to become the captive of standard social values; but on the other, it’s impossible for them to completely detach their bodies as well as their life from human society. As a result, they constantly endeavor to reach a subtle yet fragile balance within the edge of society. Apparently, the appeal for freedom could be sensed from within. While the artist depicts his subjects, there are two other forces emerging from within the image –society and the artist as observer.

TAKI is a partner in Zheng Haozhong’s life. On the surface, it seems that she takes the role as a visible medium to present the world Zheng sees. But in fact, as the life of TAKI and that of the artist are overlapped, the objects of observation in the artist’s images – the presence of “man” striving to become independent – is partially erased. Like Camus’ The Stranger, he resorts to a similar approach of “zero writing”, introducing seemingly irrelevant and illogical events into the image, forming a kind of neutral writing with blankness. What Zheng Haozhong delineates is societal blankness, accentuating the missing half of a human figure while enhancing the proportion of the artist’s own projection. He often completes multiple pieces of painting works simultaneously in an unpredictable manner, imbuing his work with a sense of fluctuation or of fluid time, resulting in the constant movement of human figures in his work. Such observations with massive space for blankness have been taken as a means for Zheng Haozhong to reach a kind of balance with society. How to represent the balance beyond rules? These images – the absent men – point directly beyond the negative form of society as well as the artist; in other words, the vacuum caused by the absence. It is thanks to such a vacuum that pure truth finds a way to be exposed.
INSTALLATION VIEWS
ARTWORKS
  • Indoor? Outdoor? Fruit?

    Painting | oil on canvas | 30 × 40 cm | 2019

  • Taki 1

    Painting | Oil, spray paint, acrylic, burnt marks on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2017 - 2018

  • Taki 5

    Painting | oil, spray paint, pastel on canvas | 70 × 90 cm | 2019

  • Taki 6

    Painting | 布面油画、喷漆 | 70 × 90 cm | 2019

  • Taki 7

    Painting | 布面油画、喷漆、油画棒 | 70 × 90 cm | 2019

  • Taki 9

    Painting | 布面油画、喷漆 | 70 × 90 cm | 2019

  • Indoor? Outdoor? Fruit?

    Painting | oil on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2019

  • Indoor? Outdoor? Fruit?

    Painting | oil on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2019

  • Windows

    Painting | Oil, acrylic and spray paint on Canvas | 70 × 80 cm | 2017

  • Self-portrait

    Painting | Mixed media, oil, spray paint, color pen, burnt marks on canvas | 180 × 250 cm | 2019

  • untitled

    Installation | Dimensions variable | 2018

  • untitled

    Painting, Other | Oil, pastels, foaming gel on canvas | 40 × 50 cm | 2018

  • 13854HH

    Painting | oil on canvas | 70 × 90 cm | 2017

  • Taki 12

    Painting | Oil and spray paint on canvas | 70 × 80 cm | 2018

  • Self-portrait

    Painting | oil on canvas | 300 × 200 cm | 2017

  • Dance

    Painting | oil on canvas | 300 × 200 cm | 2017

  • Study about the Christ Child

    Painting | Oil and spray paint on canvas | 300 × 200 cm | 2017

  • 13854O

    Painting | oil on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2016

  • 13854E

    Painting | Oil and spray paint on canvas | 200 × 150 cm | 2016

  • 13854D

    Painting | Oil and spray paint on canvas | 200 × 150 cm | 2016

  • 13854C

    Painting | Oil and spray paint on canvas | 200 × 150 cm | 2016

  • 13854B

    Painting | Oil, spray paint and watercolour on canvas | 200 × 150 cm | 2016

  • 13854A

    Painting | Spray paint | 200 × 150 cm | 2016

  • Tibet

    Painting | Oil pastels on paper | 13.5 × 19.5 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Oil pastels on paper | 13.5 × 19.5 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Oil pastels on paper | 13.5 × 19.5 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Oil pastels on paper | 13.5 × 19.5 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Oil pastels on paper | 13.5 × 19.5 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Acrylic on Canvas pad | 29.7 × 42 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Oil pastels on paper | 13.5 × 19.5 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Acrylic on Canvas pad | 29.7 × 42 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Acrylic on Canvas pad | 29.7 × 42 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Acrylic on Canvas pad | 29.7 × 42 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Acrylic on Canvas pad | 29.7 × 42 cm | 2018

  • Tibet

    Painting | Acrylic on Canvas pad | 29.7 × 42 cm | 2018

  • FLORIDA • USA

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2019

  • FLORIDA • USA

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2019

  • FLORIDA • USA

    Ink Painting | watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2019

  • FLORIDA • USA

    Ink Painting | watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2019

  • Windows

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2017

  • Windows

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2017

  • Windows

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2017

  • Windows

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2017

  • Windows

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2017

  • Windows

    Ink Painting | Watercolor on paper | 36 × 48 cm | 2017

  • Taki 2

    Painting | Oil, spray paint on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2019

  • Indoor? Outdoor? Fruit?

    Painting | oil on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2019

  • Indoor? Outdoor? Fruit?

    Painting | oil on canvas | 150 × 200 cm | 2019

  • Taki 10

    Painting | oil, spray paint, burnt marks on canvas | 80 × 100 cm | 2019

  • Indoor? Outdoor? Fruit?

    Painting | oil on canvas | 100 × 120 cm | 2019

  • Self-portrait

    Painting | oil on canvas | 120 × 100 cm | 2017

  • Self-portrait

    Painting | oil on canvas | 120 × 100 cm | 2017

  • Self-portrait

    Painting | oil on canvas | 120 × 100 cm | 2017

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