Zhang Hui, Chinese (1969 - )

Zhang Hui

Zhang Hui (b.1969 Yinchuan Province, China) graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. In most of her works, Hui deals with various representations of women derived from Chinese public media ranging from advertisements during the thirties to fashion magazines of present. In one of her interviews, Hui states that she has been inspired by the heroines of Chinese cinema from the thirties with their apple-shaped faces, images of women produced during the Cultural Revolution and model-figures from fashion magazines. Through her works of art, she attempts to reflect women’s lives, their social and political status as well as the effects of commercialization. Her paintings are vibrant and colorful, and every piece has its own mystery, texture and personality. Creating her own character called “Beijing Wawa” meaning “Beijing Baby,” she expresses the modern day women based on her own personal experiences and the issues facing contemporary Chinese women.

Selected solo exhibitions include Eli Klein Fine Art, Gong Gallery, Beijing and Willem Kerseboom Gallery. Selected group exhibitions include ArtChina Gallery, Hamburg, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, ARIE FIERA International Art Fair, Bologna, and SCOPE Art Fair. Hui is represented by Eli Klein Fine Art. Zhang Hui lives and works in Beijing.

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