Zhang Peng – Art in Asia

Zhang Peng is an artist based in Beijing. Zhang was born in  1981 – Shandong, China.

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All of the young girls in Zhang Peng’s artworks are delicate and helpless. Their big, sad eyes are filled with tears and seem to appeal to the audience.

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“Their indescribable expressions of hurt and vulnerability leave the viewer unsettled, disconcerted and heavy hearted.”

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His intentions are to create a visual contradiction that represents the current problems in China due to the ever-growing modernization.

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One of those problems is the gross overpopulation of the country. Because of the one-child policy, families are being selective about the gender of their babies. Boys have traditionally been more desired.

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Zhang Peng’s image of girl dolls symbolizes the discrimination against young girls in China.

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