The renowned Chinese contemporary artist is recognised for his figurative paintings and sculptures that navigate the cultural terrain of contemporary China and question notions of identity and the construction of memory. His newest exhibition of 10 new works includes many continuities of past popular paintings, and coincides with ‘Mayflies’ at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai. It features paintings in his signature style that audiences are no doubt familiar with, and have grown to appreciate.
The artist is known for depicting the experience of mortality and one’s consciousness, and he explores the qualities of humanness in objects that are less than human; he showcases inanimate objects that seemingly possess emotional depth while juxtaposing human figures who are devoid of life. With over 200 exhibitions under his belt, the current presentation is testament to his success as a contemporary artist who has grown over time.