My Sea' 2014
- About the artworkZhang Yong, 'My Sea', bronze, edition: 8, 28x26x15 cm. (BxDxH). 2014. Zhang Yong made this sculpture after the conflict the Chinese and Japanese had regarding the islands in the Chinese Sea. Her put 2 marine man, 1 Japanese and 1 Chinese in the same bathwater and let think about from who the water is ...
- About the artist
For Chinese sculptor Zhang Yong working in his spacious studio “is like sitting in a boat and crossing the river”. This is a lovely metaphor for a young, animated artist who always places people at the heart of his work.
People, in all their nakedness, with all their loneliness and contemplation. Zhang Yong’s bronze sculptures are burned into your memory after a single encounter. Is it because of Zhang Yong’s ‘signature’, which is so unique and distinctive? The subdued and earthy colours which are just as engaging as the shape and subject matter of his sculptures?
Zhang Yong has already built up an impressive body of work. He made his name at the Annual International Exhibition of Sculptures in Shanghai in 2007. This was followed by a number of solo exhibitions at important ‘art hot spots’ in China.
In 2013 Galerie Kunstbroeders discovered Zhang Yong and brought his work to Europe. An introduction with wonderful consequences …
Zhang Yong is exclusively represented in Europe by Galerie Kunstbroeders.