Location: United States
Xi Zhang, was born in 1984 in China and live and work in Milwaukee and Denver, U.S.Zhang’s work had notable shows including Song Zhuang Multimedia Art Exhibition at Song Zhuang Art Museum in Beijing (2006) URRA in Argentina (Buenos Aires 2012) Ornaments at White House (2012) and Biennale of America in U.S. (2013). His work was featured on media as CNN (2011), Art ltd Magazine(2012), PBS (2013), NPR (2013), and Juxtapoz Magazine (2014). Zhang also was awarded emerging artist of year (2008), The Pathmaker (2011), Top twelve artists under age 35 (2012), and The Catherine Doctorow Prize in Contemporary painting (Nominated 2015) .
My recent series Metallic Leaf Garden explores the way individuals’ minds reshape their physical environment. Contemporary psychological theory allows that our consciousness, emotions, and subconscious can be akin to the “paint” that consistently colors our reality. My investigation incorporates a variety of individual psychological realms, depicting them in fictionalized surroundings that confuse the relationship between perception and reality. I utilize a mixture of expressionist/abstract aesthetics in a subtle, theatrical way to construct the characters’ environments, reflecting on their internal thoughts, struggles, personality, and/or problems.
GCS01E07 Zoo, 60 x 72 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015
MLGS01E018 Job's legacy, 58 x 72", Acrylic on Canvas, 2015
MLGS03E02 Bird, , 58 x 72", Acrylic on Canvas, 2015
MLGS03E01 Still Life, 72 x 58", Acrylic on Canvas, 2015