Your colorful fun summer of art continues with more color and even more fun this week at Eli Klein Fine Art in Soho.
Eli Klein focuses on the work of contemporary Chinese artists and this week explores the work of artist Zhang Gong.
Painter and animator Zhang Gong takes visual trips to different locations: the beach, a discotheque, Beijing and our very own New York City. And a cartoon entourage joins you on your trip to these expansive and beautifully executed illustrative landscapes.
Zhang Gong’s newest collection of paintings entitled Where We Go is inspired by animation and western pop-culture. You’ll see familiar characters like Donald Duck, Simpsons, Minnie Mouse, and Tim Burton’s Victor Van Dort in a whole new series of cheeky, realistic renderings. Iconic scenes and pop-like figures illustrate these highly detailed paintings that immerse the viewer.
Coming from a country known for censorship and detached from western entertainment, Gong highlights cultural and generational differences between his Chinese and American contemporaries. Gong’s gang of American and Japanese cartoon figures mock and explore the existent gap between China and the rest of the world.
Go to Eli Klein this week to see this work in person and enjoy a colorful commentary on culture.
- Jen Wallace
Where We Go
Eli Klein Fine Art
July 26 – Aug. 31
Opening Reception: THURS. 7/26, 6-8pm
462 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012