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May 2014
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« XU Zhen, MadeIn Company » at the Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris.

Photo 1: Xu Zhen by MadeIn Company Prey-House No.19, Naluo Village, Butuo County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China 2014 Oil on Canvas, Golden Frame 180 x 244 x 12 cm Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles Photo 2: Xu Zhen by MadeIn Company Prey-House No.7, 008 Xiangdao Road, Butuo County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China 2014 Oil on Canvas, Golden Frame 148,5 x 212,5 x 7 cm Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Bruxelles

For his third collaboration with the gallery, Chinese artist Xu Zhen is offering a selection of six large-format works.

These paintings, from the Prey series, were made ​​using photographic records taken ​​by a team from the MadeIn Company of rundown housing in the provinces of Sichuan and Guizhou, China. With this series, Xu Zhen comments ironically on the aesthetic connections between art and poverty. Made with a perfect mastery of oil painting, traditional framing and Flemish chiaroscuro inspiration, the classical treatment of the images lends a certain majesty and nobility to these poor, rural interiors. Disturbing.
Until July 25.
www.galerie-obadia.com

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