Zhu Changquan’s solo exhibition “Murmur” was launched at The Store, Seoul, on July 8th. The exhibition derives from the video work Dark, Beyond Deep (2019-20), with its artistic concept extending into the other three on-site prints Murmur (2021), Symmetry (2021) and Canon(2021), which outline the artist’s ongoing research on cognitive behavior and exploration for multifaceted and alternative narrative approaches.
Dark, Beyond Deep
Digital simulation video, dual screen, dual channel｜17’40’’ ｜2019-2020
Murmur Digital simulation image, UV print｜107 × 185 cm｜2021
About the Artist｜Zhu Changquan
Zhu Changquan’s creation came from the analysis of people’s daily lives. He wants to analyze the influence of a variety of potential factors in daily behaviors to reveal the rules underneath. He believes that the effectiveness of image does not originate from its significance carried, but due to their potential strength, which can release the audiences’ own experience. Also, it can work more consciously in this big social machine. He thinks development of anything is not single linear, “All-factors Image Narratives” is the artist’s understanding of image creation, which is to generate a new narrative form with images and everyday objects in the space through drama, animation, installations and painting.
Zhu Changquan was born in Shandong in 1989. He graduated from the Experimental Image Studio, School of Inter-media Art, China Art Academy in 2014. He won the Special Award of the 5th Huayu Youth Award in 2017. Zhu currently lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. His recent solo exhibitions include: “Omnipresence”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2021); “WILD CURSIVE”, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (2020); “Zhu Changquan: A History of an Action, 2019”, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau (2019); “A History of an Action”, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2018); “A Head without a Brain”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2017). The recent group exhibitions he attended include: “Soul Hunters”, Surplus Space，Wuhan, China (2022) ; “The Timing of Drifters”, Martin Goya Business, Hangzhou, China (2021); “Durational”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2021); “Audiovisual Obstructions”, PPPP Space, Beijing, China (2019); “The exhibition of annual of contemporary art of China 2018”, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2019); “New Video in China—New Attitude since 2010”, Chengdu, China (2018); “The Post Southern Song Dyansty”, KWM Art Center, Beijing, China (2018); “PITY PARTY”, Sleepcenter, New York, USA (2018); The 5th Huayu Youth Award, Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China (2017); “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017”, UCCA, Beijing, China (2017).