The “Beijing Girl” series depicts young women’s urban life spirit in the contemporary society. Despite looking beautiful and innocent, they ooze an alluring nature that is rebellious and sensuous at the same time.
The artist Zhang Xiang Ming graduated from the Shandong Normal University in 2003. He furthered his art education in the Oil Creation Studio of China Art Research Institute, Beijing, China and graduated in 2007.
He uses fine and realistic painting skills to give a strong and distinctive character to the female subjects. Even though they appear restless and calm, they still have a kind of indescribable beauty.
His recent concentration on a single subjective range – young, attractive women of an Asian cast – may be pitched in order to exploit scopic interest, even desire, but it has been chosen, and is varied, in order to reflect social circumstances, circumstances that pertain within China and without. “The porcelain skin of the lady in my painting symbolizes a high degree of spiritual indifference and melancholy that come about when ideals have vanished,” Zhang explains.
Zhang uses fine and realistic painting skills to present a strong character of the contemporary young girl, and they are likely to against the conservative tradition. Although they appear restless and calm, they are thrilled and the inherent of beauty.
He has exhibited in Hong Kong, China, the United Kingdom, France and the USA.