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Zhang Xiaogang's first solo show in the city is inspired by mayflies and delves deep into the painter's psyche, Zhang Kun reports.

By Zhang Kun | China Daily Global | Updated: 2023-03-17 08:49

Zhang Xiaogang: Mayflies — the artist's first solo exhibition in Shanghai, which is set to run through May 7 — features more than 80 artworks, including Light No 6.[Photo provided to CHina Daily]

In the past three years, Zhang spent more time at home than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and created the Mayfly Diary series of paintings on paper, depicting surrealistic and dramatic scenes in closed household spaces, such as the bathroom and bedroom.

The series of paintings are like "comic strips that recorded my feelings and thoughts about a lot of things," Zhang said at the exhibition's opening on March 4. He began to paint on paper in 2018, when preparing for a solo exhibition in New York. As a creative medium, paper made him feel intimate and relaxed. Also, he says, paper is versatile, you can tear it up, soak it in water and shape it into collage.

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