Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to present Dust by Zhang Zhenyu at Richard Koh Fine Art, Lot No.2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28 October – 18 November 2016. Dust is the Bejing-based artist’s first solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. The opening reception will be held on the 28th of October (Friday), from 6 – 9 pm.
Zhang Zhenyu, first solo exhibition with the gallery and in Malaysia displays 8 recent dust paintings created between 2014 – 2016. Through a careful repetitive process of gluing found dust sourced from city streets onto the canvas and constructing them through layering, the artist would grind the surface until a polished smooth reflective finish is achieved and a smoky image is conjured. Zhang believes in using simple or even a single expression to convert modest materials into conceptual carriers. Observing the urban reality of modern China and the rampant urbanization, the artist considers dust, a material that is simultaneously omnipresent and intimate in our live as no longer fully natural, but a combination of the by-products of pollution, construction and development happening in the fast-paced developing country.
Zhang Zhenyu – Dust
28 October - 18 November
Richard Koh Fine Art
Lot No.2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II,
Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open daily, 11am - 8pm