Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022
Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022

© Zheng Zhilin - Courtesy of the Artist and LINSEED.

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Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022
Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022

© Zheng Zhilin - Courtesy of the Artist and LINSEED.

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Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022
Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022

© Zheng Zhilin - Courtesy of the Artist and LINSEED.

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Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022
Exhibition views: Pedesis, 2022

© Zheng Zhilin - Courtesy of the Artist and LINSEED.

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Zheng Zhilin: Pedesis

 

August 20, 2022 - September 24, 2022
No. 4, 165 Wuyuan Road, Shanghai

LINSEED is pleased to announce Zheng Zhilin's first solo exhibition, Pedesis, presenting a series of recent acrylic paintings and coloured pencil drawings. With refined and detailed strokes, the works explore the abstraction of various body languages set in the uncannily contorted space. The exhibition opens on August 20, 2022, and continues until September 24, 2022.

A bit grotesque and ambivalent at first sight, Zheng's works always turn out to depict flesh-and-blood figures. The images' resistance against quick emergence results from the artist's innovative use of coloured pencil, an unpredictable process which may take an incredibly long time to finish – overlapping layers of dry material to render luxurious and delicate coatings. Resonating with such a versatile characteristic of coloured pencil, Zheng's use of hand-made paper, specifically driven by its rawness and roughness, further reinforces the complexity of textured images.

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