June 30, 2015

ART: Zhang Yuxi (张玉玺) - Little Yellow Boy

Zhang Yuxi (张玉玺) - (19 Images)
Blue Dots Art  -  Asia Contemporary Art

   Zhang Yuxi was born in China, 1980 & graduated from Harbin University majoring in sculpture. The artist's work is easily recognizable by the tri-eyed little yellow boy, a main character he created in most of his work which represents hope & positivity. The tri-eye character represents the three different stages of life.
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
HAIKU Art Review: Zhang Yuxi
Little yellow man
Blinded by colorful past
All seeing 3rd eye?
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
    “The little boy reflects the experiences of those born during the 1980’s. As I was born in this time period, I know it well & portray this with childhood innocence.” 


Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   Zhang Yuxi’s art is about rites of passage growing-up, using the innocent persona of the little tri-eyed Yellow Boy to comment on culture, philosophy & the environment.
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   "Children are easier to relate to, our childhood experiences also help us to weather whatever obstacles are in our path. Yes, to some extent, the tri-eyed boy is me, like my alter ego.”
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
    A bowl of rice, a staple & icon of Asian society & symbolic of livelihood, is stood on the peak like a Holy Grail.
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   The ‘Peter Pan’ analogy of not wanting to grow-up is true to Zhang’s persona as a Gen-Y product. He was born in Harbin in the north-eastern China’s Heilongjiang province in 1981. He is now based in Hangzhou in the Zhejiang province.
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   He confides that those of his generation are under greater pressure to excel amongst more fierce competition with China opening up to the world in an accelerated post-Deng Xiao-ping reformation. There are also drawbacks such as the ‘One-Child Policy’, higher unemployment rate of graduates & sky-rocketing housing prices. Thus, the adoption of pop colors to mask the less savory aspects of life, as well as to add irony & humor. 
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   “Bright & lively colors are positive energy which I want to convey. Hardships & difficulties are overshadowed & forgotten in all the colors. I want to paint a clean blue sky & offer people hope.”
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   The celestial dragon is also a favorite device which apart from being something divine also represent power & prosperity.
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
   Zhang was encouraged to paint by his father when he was only four. 
   “I still hold steadfast to his advice, that every stroke must be created with blood & sweat, that it must reflect the artist’s deep mind & thoughts,”
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张 玉 玺) - http://www.bluedotsart.com/zhangyuxipage.html
Zhang Yuxi (张玉玺) - (19 Images)


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