Cut it Out: Paper World of Tang Zhengwei

Tang Zhengwei

20th Sep - 21st Oct 2018

191 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China, 200002

Chinese artist Tang Zhengwei addresses his concerns for the environmental issues in the form of two- and three-dimensional paper cut works which Art+ Shanghai Gallery presents in the solo show “Cut It Out: Paper World of Tang Zhengwei”. His works may or may not be regarded as environmental, but there is no doubt that Tang Zhengwei’s art brings new awareness, adds to the subject of environmental art, its incredible versatility and highlights a variety of responses artists can have on the subject.

Tang’s art is unique in so many ways, one of which being the fact that the artist chose paper cutting, one of the most ancient ways of artistic expressions in China and the world, to put forward some of the most urgent and existential concerns of the contemporary society.

Light in its materiality but heavy in consciousness, his works challenge us and provide an alternative source for reflection as if revealing the whole complexity of the environmental situation including intricacies of politics, social and financial maneuvering that are translated into no less intricate and elaborate paper cut designs.

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Chinese artist Tang Zhengwei addresses his concerns for the environmental issues in the form of two- and three-dimensional paper cut works which Art+ Shanghai Gallery presents in the solo show “Cut It Out: Paper World of Tang Zhengwei”. His works may or may not be regarded as environmental, but there is no doubt that Tang Zhengwei’s art brings new awareness, adds to the subject of environmental art, its incredible versatility and highlights a variety of responses artists can have on the subject.

Tang’s art is unique in so many ways, one of which being the fact that the artist chose paper cutting, one of the most ancient ways of artistic expressions in China and the world, to put forward some of the most urgent and existential concerns of the contemporary society.

Light in its materiality but heavy in consciousness, his works challenge us and provide an alternative source for reflection as if revealing the whole complexity of the environmental situation including intricacies of politics, social and financial maneuvering that are translated into no less intricate and elaborate paper cut designs.

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