Lives and Works: Shanghai
Born in Shanghai in 1985, Zhang Ruyi graduated with a Master Degree in Synthesize Material from the Shanghai University Academy of Fine Arts in 2012. She was awarded The Coroma Foundation Contemporary Art Scholarschip in 2010, LUO Zhongli Contemporary Art Scholarship in 2012, and was the first-prize winner of Creative M50 Young Artist Award in 2012. Among others, Zhang Ruyi has hold solo exhibitions at Am Art Space (Shanghai), Muskmelon Man Commune (Shanghai), White Space (Beijing), and J Gallery (Shanghai). She has also been part of the group exhibitions Revel by Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art in 2013, and Creative M50 Young Artist Group Exhibition by Shanghai's M Space.
Zhang Ruyi keeps being rigorous throughout her painting, drawing lines and matrixes repetitively - while embedding various kinds of stiff and abstract figures from the natural world. By intentionally erasing the existence of sensitivity, she immerses her body and soul in today's mechanical world, where the industrialized social system is like dust floating in a mysterious and virtual universe.
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