It is when I met Zhang Yunyao for the first time a year ago that I discovered his series of works on felt. His work’s inspiration was very classical while the approach very contemporary. I liked it and started to follow his work. Last week in Shanghai Yunyao presented “After evensong” a new solo show at DonGallery showing to the public a new series of oil paintings. Once again the artist challenged his technique, working on classical themes using green and purple as dominant colors which are according to the artist very difficult to master. This solo show marks a new turn in Yunyao’s style. However I’m quite nostalgic of his paintings on felt…
Blue Light Pigment and graphite on felt 180×135 cm 2014 (from his previous series of works on felt)
Pervade Oil on canvas 120×90 cm 2015 (image courtesy of DonGallery)
Tender Dream oil on canvas 65×50 cm 2015 (image courtesy of DonGallery)
Tender Dream oil on canvas 65×50 cm 2015 Details (image courtesy of DonGallery)
Blue Oil on canvas 75x68cm 2015 (image courtesy of DonGallery)
Narcissus Oil on canvas 40x50cm 2015
Temperature oil on canvas 84 x 110 cm 2015 (image courtesy of DonGallery)
Temperature oil on canvas 84 x 110 cm 2015 Details
Fallen Spirit Oil on canvas 260 x 150cm 2015 (image courtesy of DonGallery)
Zhang Yunyao at his solo show’s opening standing next to Fallen Spirit
Zhao Yunyao born in 1985 in Shanghai, he is graduated from the Department of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai Normal University. He lives and works in Shanghai.
The exhibition at DonGallery is running until the 1st of November.
Venue address: Unit 26 1331 Middle Fuxing Road Shanghai