Born in 1972 in Yunnan, China.
A graduate from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Zheng was taught by well-known avant-garde artist, Liu Xiaodong, whose influence can be seen in Zheng’s painting technique. Breaking away from the conventional way of viewing, the subjects in Zheng’s paintings become increasingly clear the further away the viewer stands.
The work in this collection is part of the « Begonia Patterned Glass » series – inspired by Zheng’s childhood memories of watching his family through the patterned glass, which was found in almost every home in China during the 1970s and 80s. Sadly, most of these old houses have been demolished and replaced with modern high rises. As with his first Sudden Ego series, Zheng’s works represent his quest for self-identity and security in this rapidly changing, chaotic world.