Lot 92 - Mengmeng Zhang - Solitude
Watercolour & pastel on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for War Child UK
Visual artist lives and works in London
MA Fine Art Painting, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom, 2021
BA Digital Media Design, Shanghai Institute of Design, China Academy of Art, Shanghai, China, 2019
Selects: Vol.2, London Paint Club x Koppel Project Space, UK, 2022;
Intimacy, The Fitzrovia Gallery, UK, 2022;
reGroup Collective, Espacio Gallery, UK, 2022;
The space between, London Paint Club (Online), UK, 2022;
UNMUTE, Copeland Gallery, London, UK, 2021
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
This work is part of my current project ’Memory-image, soft face’. I use portraiture to explore memory-image — a physiological carrier that transforms pure memory into actual perception. When I am alone, I sometimes think about the faces that were once well-remembered. I tried hard to dig them out of my memory shade, but what only can I find are some lines, shapes, blurred colours and a smell of once-existed moments. I use those materials to create paintings, to preserve those treasured moments that no longer will appear again.
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