Royal College of Art graduate Vivien Zhang (B. 1990) looks at the ideas of repetition, the “excessive”, and the authority of the artist in visual appropriation in her work.
Having lived in Beijing, Nairobi, Bangkok and now London, Zhang employs specific objects of significance and traces from contemporary culture in her work. Examples include African furniture made from pirate ships that occupied her childhood home and shapes attributed to specific colours by artist Johannes Itten.
Her work has been exhibited in London, Paris, Seoul, Busan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and are in the St James Group and RCA Collections, as well as private collections in Europe, the US, China, Korea and Brazil. She has recently been shortlisted for New Sensations 2014 by the Saatchi Gallery and is currently undertaking the Chadwell Award residency.