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Bloodline: Big Family

Zhang Xiaogang
5000 - 7500 GBP (£)
2006
Prints
Lithograph
124.5 x 145 cm
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated on the front
Edition of 58
Condition: Minor undulation on float mounting, otherwise excellent condition.
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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
he 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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About The Artist

Zhang Xiaogang is a Chinese painter, mostly known for monochromatic portraits of Chinese families in which he explored issues of i....Read More

About The Gallery

Lougher Contemporary was founded by Huw Lougher in 2015 with the mission to acquire and offer a diverse selection of editions and ....Read More
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