Nathan Zhou’s “STREET DOG” at AIKE, Shanghai

AIKE, Shanghai is exhibiting Nathan Zhou’s “STREET DOG” through March 3, 2019.AIKE is presenting  “STREET DOG”, a solo exhibition by Nathan Zhou. In this series, the artist will transform the display exhibition space into a private cafe with a distinctive style of his own, the application of highly vivid and saturated colour palette, and the powerful expression of intuitiveness, which will provide the artist and viewers with alternative attitude and method to deal with the world, states the press release by the gallery.Born in 1980 in Dongguan, Guangzhou, the artist currently lives and works in Shanghai. Using graffiti and collage as primary technique he infuses his works with the strong look of a personal diary. Deciduous topics, captivating image, narrative chronicle and the artist’s unique language are united as a method, creating fulfilling and inspiring tension, that echoes in different works by the artist, analogous to repeated syncopation in Jazz music. His recent solo exhibition includes “Star Fires, Players Win: The Beautiful New World 1984,” Paper Wonder, Xiamen, China, 2018; “Ghost Dog: The Way of The Lofi King,” Tabula Rasa gallery, Beijing, China, 2017; “Henri Chinaski’s Short Stories Collection,” AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2016; “Jericho” at Shanghai V Space, Shanghai, China, 2016. Nathan Zhou’s works have been exhibited at Sifang Art Museum (Nanjing), chi K11 Art Museum (Shanghai), Power Station of Art (Shanghai), MOCA (Shanghai), Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), and Himalayas Museum (Shanghai).AIKE is a contemporary art gallery introducing avant-garde Chinese contemporary artists to the world as well as working with emerging artists abroad to establish a presence in China. AIKE supports artists early in the careers with a long-term relationship. The program focuses on experimental, conceptual and innovative approach in a variety of media including painting, video, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and printmaking.The gallery was initially founded in Palermo in 2005 by Roberto Ceresia, opened its branch in Shanghai in 2008 and moved its entire operations to Shanghai in 2011. Since 2016, the gallery is relocated to West Bund art district and has expanded its space. The new space is designed by DEDODESIGN and characterized by its high ceiling and industrial structure. In 2017, Adrian H. Wang became the co-owner of AIKE and devoted his career to the local art scene.AIKE now represents Fang Wei, Hu Yun, Toshiyuki Konishi, Lee Kit, Li Ran, Li Shurui, Lui Chun Kwong, Tang Dixin, Tao Hui, Shi Zheng, Su Chang, Wan Yang, Wang Xiaoqu, Wang Yi, Yang Yuanyuan and Nathan Zhou. The artists represented by AIKE have exhibited with institutions and participated in prestigious biennials worldwide.The exhibition is on view through March 3, 2019, AIKE, Building 6, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui district, Shanghai, China.For details, visit: on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. Louise Blouin



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