Bio: Guang-Yu Zhang is currently based in Shanghai, China. In 2012 He received his BFA from Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, London. Saatchi Art recognized Guang as one of their notable emerging artists and featured him in their ‘One to Watch’ list first. They also selected Guang as one of the” Best of 2014″. Guang was a finalist in the Art Gemini Prize exhibition in 2013 at London’s Rebecca Hossack Gallery, and was selected for the international emerging artists’ exhibition “Continental Shift” at the Saatchi Gallery in April, 2014. His works are displayed in the digital screens for the exhibition “Source Collage” at the Tate Britain in London in August, 2014.
Film: Oriental inspiration takes on a Western twist. The mythical realm blurs the boundaries of reality. Guang’s work presented the aesthetic impression that produce by fusion of strong contrast elements, like the fusion of eastern and Western culture, integration of classical and modern art. He references a lot of Chinese classical art forms and elements, and expresses through the contemporary techniques and aesthetic way. Exotic birds gaze across vibrant backgrounds, exploring rich vegetation and soft diffusions of bright hues. Tonal infusions drift across striking backgrounds, adding a dreamy element, almost like a splash of watercolours. Intricate patterns pay attention to even the smallest of details, creating a contemporary collage of contrasting feathers and mystical creatures. Eastern landscapes evolve with poignant motifs and bold brushstrokes, unleashing the imagination to explore a new and untouched world. An innovative mix of traditional elements of culture and travel, creating a fresh balance of texture and colour.