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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Beyond the Last Miles

Zhang Zhanzhan

Date:

6 Jul - 25 Aug 2024

River City Bangkok is delighted to collaborate with ArtDepot to present the renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Zhanzhan’s inaugural solo exhibition “Beyond the Last Miles” in Bangkok.

The journey of life, often solitary and long, stretches endlessly before us. As we walk alone, we learn to find contentment in our solitude, our exterior hardening, yet our hearts becoming increasingly soft and sincere. Through his art, Zhang Zhanzhan captures fleeting moments within the river of time, encapsulating warmth, longing, hope, and resilience into a single flicker of candlelight in the darkness, guiding us back to past times and allowing us to quietly meet our former selves.

The Bangkok’s edition, co-curated by Serena Zhao, the founder of ArtDepot and RCB's exhibition team, features both paintings and sculptures, including familiar figures and new works by the artist. Zhang Zhanzhan's artistic language is complex and diverse, with his latest creations maintaining the consistency of his personal aesthetic principles. On one hand, he retains his signature cartoon style, while on the other, he deepens his compositions, color schemes, and light arrangements inspired by classical masters.

Zhang Zhanzhan has always pondered the strength of expression, and in this exhibition, he boldly removes unnecessary decorative details, using a simple and concise artistic language to portray emotionally rich images. We cannot penetrate the serene expressions of the protagonists in his paintings to speculate on their stories, but their solitude is not lonely, subtly conveying warmth and happiness to the audience.

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