Available Works

Biography

Mengxi Zhang (b.1989, British) is a visual artist whose painting process depicts the fluid and unstable liminal state we mentally occupy. Mengxi's works are in constant conversations with their thoughts, experiences and imagination. The boundary between the interior and the exterior is blurred, the painting surface becomes skin, the body becomes landscape. Mengxi's process involves varied approaches. Sometimes informed by the images in their head, sometimes photographs along with fairy tales, mythologies, films, manga and popular culture. Mengxi often makes paintings intuitively with improvised mark making and forms emerging. These approaches can come in at different stages of a painting with layers being covered and excavated. Mengxi's work is driven by the process and ideas, remaining open to see works as a way of exploring and experimenting. Mengxi lives and works in London, UK.

Education

Specialist Degree, Turps Art School, 2019-2021

BFA, Central Saint Martins, 2009-2012

Exhibitions

2021, Tabula Rasa Gallery, ArtShenzhen, Shenzhen, China (Group)
2021, Turps Leavers Show, Thames Side Studios Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2015, 50 Contemporary Photobooks From China, FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby (Group)
2014, The Temporary, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham, UK (Group)
2012, Binding Image, Pop-Up Gallery MUZYQ, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Group)
2012, Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, UK (Group)
2011, Photobook London, Hotshoe Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2011, Concourse Oh My Book!, Project A4, Arles, France (Group)
2011, Insights Project, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain (Group)