Friends for a Sobering Time 06 DuckZiui Vance
Ink artwork on Paper New
Ready to hang
Signed on back
24" h x 18" w |1 lbs. 13 oz.
A slumbering duck tucks its head into its body. The animal's red bill provides a stimulating pop of color against the meticulous monochrome brushwork. Part of a series of anthropomorphic animal portraits playing up the individuality of the subjects as a way to discuss current social tensions. "In these sobering times, we have to learn to read the air between us differently, learning to respect people conversely across the glances and glares we share with our eyes and the actions we express from our hearts," states artist Ziui Vance.This artwork comes in a simple frame to protect it in shipping and can be easily removed.
Frame size: 27.5" x 19.75"
Matte opening: 19.75" x 15.75"
Ziui Vance is a Chinese artist based in the United States who creates artworks in both acrylic and oil paint that capture her sensory experiences. Ziui grew up in China in a small secluded town surrounded by water; during this time, she learned to use vision and art as a means of escape and exploration. “As long as my eye can see, my hand can achieve,” she says. Her paintings grant access into her world of fantasy. She begins painting in the quiet of midnight, when her ears and eyes become more attuned to the finer details of her environment. Throughout her portfolio, she works in a range of styles. Her gestural abstracts evoke atmospheric paintings by Mark Rothko, while her colorful figurative work is reminiscent of Chinese contemporary artists Yue Minjun and Zhang Xiaogang. Her current body of work seeks to explore the host-and-guest relationship established when someone views a painting. Ziui has a BA in design from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and an MFA in art from the University of Michigan.