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Artist Crush: Zhou Fan

Friday, July 29, 2011 · 3 Comments

Chinese artist Zhou Fan (via This Art Is Yours) explores themes of gluttony, excess and oblivion which parallel the recent growth in China and the ways that growth has irreparably changed Chinese society.

A series of my paintings is based on dreams that I had as a child of many many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly. Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality. In one particular painting, there is a boy crying because he keeps things within him, is easily sad, and he refuses to face reality. – Zhou Fan





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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ella // Jul 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    So imaginative!

  • 2 Diane // Jul 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Colorful, yet disturbing at the same time.

  • 3 Kate // Aug 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    it IS disturbing! at first i was tempted to select the more neutral pieces but realized the grotesque nature is part of what makes the work so magnetic!

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