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Big Family

Zhang Xiaogang
2500 - 5000 GBP (£)
2006
Prints
Lithograph in colours on wove paper
77.5 x 93.3 cm
Signed and numbered, recto
Excellent condition; light staining on verso and mild handling creases on the corners
Not included
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Inspired by family photos from the Cultural Revolution period, as well as the European tradition of surrealism, Zhang Xiaogang's paintings engage with the notion of identity within the Chinese culture of collectivism. Basing his work around the concept of 'family' -immediate, extended, and societal - Xiaogang's portraits depict an endless genealogy of imagined forebears and progenitors, each unnervingly similar and distinguished by minute difference.

Drawing from the generic quality of formal photo studio poses and greyscale palette, Xiaogang's figures are nameless and timeless: a series of individual histories represented within the strict confines of formula. The occasional splotches of colour which interrupt his images create aberrant demarcations, reminiscent of birth marks, aged film, social stigma, or a lingering sense of the sitter's self assertion.

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