Joyce zhang

Born: China, 1991

Education:

Alfred University Institute for Electronic Arts (Full Scholarship), Master degree, New York NY, 2015 – 2017

Exhibitions:

2017 Solo exhibitions “Salvations” , Robert Turner gallery , Alfred, NY, USA

2017 video art exhibition, Buffalo Burch Field Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

2017  Poetic of Digit exhibition, Shenyang, China

2017  New artists exhibition, Jilin, China

2019  Shanghai Young Art Fair, Shanghai, China

 

Artistic Statement:

I usually use contemporary visual language to depict the local contents of classical cultural patterns or figures. My projects focus on reevaluating human experiences and exploration from the past to present civilization. And my art covers a range of medium including digital print, digital illustration, video, installation, painting, and performance.

I'll see you when I see you

There are two people with weird eyes in the image. One person is observing the actions of another on the street. This artwork combines symbols of San Xing Dui’s cultural relics and contemporary items. Even though the green creature looks more like a woman figure and the blue being is easily regarded as a man, they are genderless. The color of green beings originates from weathering bronze statues in Sanxingdui. A green woman refers to objectivity, the past, the love, outside, imagining, local culture, mystery, and relationship with my hometown. However, the blue being in the image relates to subjectivity, the present, to be loved, inside, real, and the culture I am experiencing.

 

My daydream

There are two people with weird eyes in the image. One of them is focusing on work inside of his room, and the other is looking toward you. This artwork combines symbols of San Xing Dui’s cultural relics and contemporary items. In using symbols and placing them inside the imagining space that I create, I draw connections between the present and ancient human experiences and civilization. Even though the green creature looks more like a woman figure and the blue being is easily regarded as a man, they are genderless. The color of green beings originates from weathering bronze statues in Sanxingdui. A green woman refers to objectivity, the past, the love, outside, imagining, local culture, mystery, and relationship with my hometown. However, the blue being in the image relates to subjectivity, the present, to be loved, inside, real, and the culture I am experiencing.