>To celebrate the return of de Sarthe Gallery artist Zhou Wendou in a major solo show entitled BU QIAN, the gallery and the artist propose a selection of artworks available exclusively online for a very limited time.
This first ever online exhibition organized by the gallery presents unique sculptures and very limited edition photographs made by the artist in the recent years. In total, it is includes 26 artworks available from May 12th 2017 until one week after the opening day of the solo show, May 28th, 2017.
By doing so, de Sarthe Gallery intends to spread awareness and accessibility to contemporary art through the amazing creative works from a renowned artist for affordable prices.
Born in 1970, Zhou Wendou’s works have been presented in Museums (Today Art Museum in China, Foundation Antonio Perez in Spain), Private collections (White Rabbit Gallery in Australia), Biennales (Bussan Biennale in 2016) and Art Fairs (Art Basel Hong Kong) around the world. His art uses ordinary objects as a medium to create artworks that will not only be “big toys for adults” as the artist stated in the past but also to question Art as a political and social function.
To quote the artist: “We live in a world full of products and products are the icon of human civilization. The reasons products are created are due to the need in our daily life. Its unique form and structure are designed for its function. To choose a material or color mostly depends on the uniqueness of its function. That is to say, the use value decides the existing meaning for the products. But does products only have use value? What will happen after its functionality is ripped off? Does non-functionality also has its own value?”
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