ZHANG HAIYING

 

Biography

Born:    1972
Birthplace:    shouguang,Shan Dong
1997:    Graduated Fine Arts Department, SHANG DONG Academy of fine arts

Exhibitions:

Solo:

2008 Willem Kerseboom Gallery ,Amsterdam , Holland

Group:

2008 ArtAsia Miami, Willem Kerseboom Gallery

2008 Scope London,Willem Kerseboom Gallery

2008 Scope Basel, Willem Kerseboom Gallery

2008 ArtAmsterdam 2008, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam,Holland

2007 ARTOUR-O    art exhibition    Intaly Firenze
     view point---contemporary art exhibition    simo gallery Beijing
     move away from songzhuang    art circuit    exhibition    Beijing-shanghai-jinan-shenyang
     artbeijing    2007    contemporary    art    exposition    Beijing 
2006 1st songzhuang multimedia exhibition    Beijing
     Out of the heaven----3rd songzhuang artists visual art exhibition    Beijing
2005 Dancing    in the soul--------zhang haiying oil painting exhibitiojn    Beijing
     Out of the heaven---the 2nd songzhuang artist visual art exhibition    Beijing
     Sovereign asia art foundation art exhibition    Hongkong
     Chinese symbol – Chinese artist group exhibition    Franch Nice
     Destruction--contemporary art exhibition    Beijing
     Splendid china    Beijing
     1st songzhuang art festival    Beijing
     Hearsay--contemporary art show    Beijing    (as a curator)
2004 Contemporary oil painting exhibition of Songzhuang nine painters    Beijing
     Out of the heaven------ 1st songzhuang artists visual art exhibition    Beijing
     Chinese copy art exhibition    Beijing

2003 100 artists group exhibition of china contemporary    Beijing
     Village founding oil painting exhibition of songzhuang painter    Beijing
     Six artists exhibition    Beijing Today Museume

2002 Time and space contemporary art exhibition    Beijing
     Heart of chip ---songzhuang artist group show    Beijing
2001 Youth contemporary art exhibition    Beijing

 

"Zhang Haiying's Anti-Vice Campaign series takes as its subject the Chinese government’s recent initiatives in eradicating prostitution and pornography. Executed on monumental scale and in faux social realist style Zhang's paintings use the devices of propaganda for non-politicised means: his works neither advocate nor criticise illicit activity, but draw from the associated issues of power, exclusion, vulnerability, and perception to create images of emotive discord.

Finding his source material on the internet, Zhang translates photographic images with subtle painterly manipulations to enhance mass media aesthetics and its conflicting messaging. His tones – dramatic reds over cold greys - allude to both authoritative iconography and strip club sleaze, while his stylised figures are made to look strangely hyper-real, like computer generated avatars, or celebrities overexposed in paparazzi swarms; women objectified by their equally desirable and degrading portrayal.
 
 
Zhang renders these scenes with a master's craftsmanship. Hair, flesh, fabric, objects are constructed as self-contained elements, their individual treatment creating a sense of isolation and disunity in the collage effect. His super-pop sheen is exaggerated through painterly veracity: camera blurs, print bleeds, and flash bulb glares are faithfully replicated by brushwork which borders on abstraction. In Series 005 the night vision video effect is perfectly replicated by impassioned smears and smudges, simulating photo realism with intuitive spontaneity.
 
 
Behind each of these paintings is a complex story: of destitution, desperation, abuse and entrapment, side effects of economics, migration, and progress; the human costs of commodity culture. By recontextualising the way prostitution is represented and perceived, Zhang's paintings strive to convey the human condition, with all its indignities and weaknesses, as a duplicitous victimisation of both the oppressed and oppressors."( The Saatchi Gallery)

 

 

 

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