Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Hair Mao

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Mai Dang Lao, 2002 Cast bronze Actual size

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Soysauce Mao

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Mesh Mao, 1992 Wiremesh 91.4 x 70 x 21.6 cm (35.9 x 27.5 x 8.5 in)

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Rice Mao

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Lipstick Mao

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Corn Mao, 1992 Corn on plywood 99 cm diameter (38.97in diameter)

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Feather Mao

Zhang Hongtu

Zhang Hongtu

Grass Mao, 1992 Grass,soil,wood 104 x 101.6 x 14 cm (40.9 x 40 x 5.5 in)

ZhangHongtu

ZhangHongtu

Corn Mao, 1992 Corn on plywood

ZHANG HONGTU    张宏图

 

1943 born in Pingliang, China

 

He works in a variety of media such as painting (sometimes with soy sauce), sculpture, collage, ceramics, digital imaging and installation. His work explores the freedom to criticize the Chinese authorities afforded to an artist living in the West. It also reflects on themes of authority and belief (specifically the power of iconic imagery) and cross-cultural 'East and West' connections.These themes are largely derived from his "outsider" standing as a Muslim in China and, after his move to the United States, as a Chinese citizen in the Western world.

He studied at the Central Academy of Arts and Crafts in Beijing.

 

 

 

 

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