Zhong Biao: The universe of unreality (Paperback)Gary Xu (author)
Paperback Published: 20/06/2013
- Not available
This is a fascinating look at the life and works of contemporary Chinese artist Zhong Biao. This book provides a comprehensive examination of Zhong Biao's life and work, with the focus on his works created for the Venice Projects in 2012 and 2013. Zhong Biao is one of the few Chinese artists who, through his hyper-realist visual imagination, has been able to capture the cultural changes that have been tearing through China at breakneck speeds since the 1980s. Contingencies and inevitabilities constitute Zhong Biao's universe of myriad imageries, which he relies on to critique or comment on everything from ubiquitous consumerism, China's suffocating political atmosphere, Hong Kong's handover, the Beijing Olympics, to ecological disasters. His immensely rich images are reflective of China's realities, but they also go beyond the immediate reality and into the infinite universe and deep historical times, which he calls "unreality." From palimpsests to hyperrealist juxtapositions, from concrete images to abstraction, Zhong Biao uses his energy and creativity to document China in rapid transformation. His work is simultaneously personal and public, aesthetic and political; his young age and his innovative spirit signal more marvellous images for years to come.
Publisher: Edizioni Charta Srl
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 18 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect. Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at