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Zhong Biao (Chinese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 71923
Passerby, 2011

Screenprint, silkscreen in colors on paper.
35.83 х 27.17 in. (91.01 x 69.01 cm.)
Signed, dated, inscribed by the artist.
Print/Casting Year 2011
Edition 99
Lot description
"Passerby" (2011) is a rare and exciting color silkscreen print by famous Chinese artist Zhong Biao(China, B.1968), unquestionably one of the most famous Post-Modern Chinese artists working today who helped defined the Contemporary Realist movement in China. This print is in excellent condition, measures 35.83 z 27.17 inches from an edition of 99. Zhong is famous for depicting his figures in black and white, to intentionally denote a temporality of passing life and the transition from one generation to the next. In the foreground is a young boy holding a baby, standing before a humorously dogmatic elder. The artist explains this decision “…they (e.g. humans) will eventually leave the world and become the past.” Biao includes old-world traditions like black cats and cranes denoting good fortune and longevity. In contrast to the grey-scale figures, he renders the rest of this visually loaded narrative with buildings, logos, and emblems in Neo-Pop, vibrant colors to highlight the dichotomy of how these things may often continue to exist beyond the people who created them.

The artist received his formal training 1987 at The Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts), Hangzhou, China. Zhong Biao has exhibited widely throughout U.S, including San Francisco, Aspen, New York, Miami, and Chicago. He has also had select solo and group exhibitions in The U.K., Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea and China, and his paintings fetch over $100,000 USD at international auctions. He was also commissioned to design the most recent Official China World Cup poster. The artist lives and works in China.
Passer-by by Zhong Biao
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