Working with painting and sculpture, Mengxi Zhang’s multilayered practice surveys the porous state of becoming, using experimental processes to explore issues surrounding identity, the instability of bodies, and the modalities of existence.
Her process of making is informed by the learning and unlearning, building and excavation of real life processes and experiences. Through vibrant colours, forms and materials, interlinked with cells, body parts and sensory perceptions, Zhang has developed a dynamic and playful visual language, open to impulse and new possibilities. Sitting on the tensions of structure and chaos, her work aims to break the hierarchies of the known over the unknown, the voluntary over the involuntary.
Mengxi Zhang (b. 1989, Guangzhou) is a British artist working with painting, sculpture and installation. She completed the Turps Studio Programme in London in 2021, and previously studied for a BA in fine art at Central Saints Martins, London (2012). Solo exhibitions include Hide and Swallow, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing (2023). Mengxi’s work has been shown in group exhibitions around the UK, Europe and China, including recently at OHSH Projects, London (2023 & 2021); Kupfer Project Space, London (2022); Terrace Gallery, London (2022); Art Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China (2021); and Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2021).