Mai 36 Galerie is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of artist Zang Kunkun (*1986 in Qingdao, China) with the gallery and the first solo exhibition outside Asia. The show, comprising of works from 2015- 2017, will span two floors, including the main gallery as well as the newly opened spaces above on the second floor.
At first glance, it is perhaps Zang’s painstakingly meticulous way of planning and executing each single step of his work rather than a signature style to his name that holds his oeuvre together. Indeed, the artist prefers working sequentially rather than serially, leading to a spectrum of visually different work groups existing at once. However, his conceptual approach that contains a deep artistic revelation, his unconventional perspective and use of materials, and the technique of continuously editing his works until they reach his standard of perfection, form an overall theme that leave his works with his fingerprint. Thus, each work could be looked at as a coherent object in itself and, simultaneously, as a meaningful link in the context as a whole.