Turps Banana Studio Programme.

Mengxi Zhang says:

“I use vibrant colours and playful ways of mark making in my paintings to explore a liminal psychic state. The objects and figures are moving, disappearing, leaking and melting. The weightlessness evokes a sense of dreamlike mystery. I look for an exit to escape the language of patriarchy, in order to explore the subconscious and our ever evolving subjectivity.

“The feedback I received from the mentors at the Turps Studio programme has been immensely helpful for the development of my work in these two years. It also will continue to be food for thought after graduating.”


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Degree Show: Turps Studio Programme Leavers Show, 10 July – 24 July 2021, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, Harrington Way, Warspite Rd, London SE18 5NR. www.thames-sidestudios.co.uk/

1. Mengxi Zhang, Untitled, 60x80cm, oil on canvas, 2021.
2. Mengxi Zhang, The Three Graces, 137.5×111.5cm, oil on linen, 2021.
3. Mengxi Zhang, Went Missing, 101.5x76cm, oil on canvas, 2021.