Pouting Boy: Reproduction Plan - Zheng Chong-Xiao Solo Exhibition

 

Pouting Boy: Reproduction Plan presents the accumulative oeuvre of artist Zheng Chong-Xiao for the latest five years, showcasing 56 works of oil-painting and the drawing and sketching he made during the process of his creation. With the concepts of “imitation” and “transformation,” Zheng makes use of the classical elements in both Chinese and Western arts and add the character “Pouting Boy” in the composition to reflect the contemporary life in nowadays. In 2013, Zheng made his first parody work, Pants-Sewing, from the masterpiece by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer together with the “Pouting Boy” which he created with his own image to illuminate the narration and sense of humor in his art. After that, Zheng keeps exploring his material for reproduction, from photograph to recycled canvas, and even the traditional Chinese landscape painting in his latest series. All the elements of reproduction enrich the visual experience for this exhibition.