"595 Zhejiang Zhong Lu" (浙江中路595号)
"595 Zhejiang Zhong Lu" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
As I sit pensively by the window of my second floor shikumen in the heart of enchanting Zhejiang Zhong Lu, a gentle breeze wafts through, carrying with it the aroma of steaming meat dumplings and the distant echoes of bicycle bells. The golden rays of the sun, filtered through a myriad of colorful awnings, cast a delightful palette upon the glass, reminiscent of spring days to come. Through this carefully curated frame, I bear witness to a symphony of urban eccentricities: the choreographed dance of pedestrians navigating the bustling streets, the ornate architecture blending harmoniously with the modern skyline, and the joyful chaos of electronics street vendors peddling their wares. This window, an exquisite portal to the vibrant world beyond, invites me to embrace the idiosyncrasies of Shanghai's kaleidoscopic tapestry. As if inspired by Leandro Erlich's optical illusions, the window transforms into a threshold between the tangible and the imagined, inviting me to question the nature of space and my place within this whimsical cityscape. It is within this artistic sanctuary that I find solace, connecting with the whimsy and charm that defines this enchanting city, just like stepping into a living artwork.
SOLD. Private collection, Singapore.
Unique Edition, Shanghai 2023
TFT display, acrylic painting on Plexiglass, media player, teakwood frame
51.5(W)×51.5(H)×6.5(D) cm // 10.84 kg
66(W)×66(H)×20(D) cm // 24 kg
Welcome To The Neighborhood” at island6 Shanghai
Dong Zhe 董哲 (painting) • Camilla Zhao 赵莹 (performance) • Kiwi Jin 金子扬 (performance) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Tiara Alvarado-Leon (blurb)

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