Zhou Meng (b.1992) graduated from Royal College of Arts with master degree in Moving Image, and bachelor degree in Painting from Camberwell College of Arts London, UK.
At the heart of Meng Zhou’s work is a conversation between tradition and modernity. Through painting, sculpture and installation he attempts to merge and to transform classical Chinese symbolism and imagery using Western styles and techniques. Although his work may seem figurative in parts his subjects are always borne out of fiction, composites drawn from a combination of dreamscapes, collected images and anatomical research. Through his paintings Meng is interested specifically in the oscillation between figuration and abstract gesture and drawing out the specific moment when comprehensible figures or forms immerge from amorphous mass.
His recent Solo Exhibition history includes: “The Phenomenon”, Quantum Gallery, Shanghai, China (2019); “Bafeng”，Liangshe China, Shanghai, China (2018); “Defibrillation”, United Art Museum, Wuhan, China (2018); “Overtone” Art Night, St George in the East, London, UK (2017); “0.064g”, OXO Tower Gallery, London, UK (2016); “Loner” in Art Space Bund 22, Shanghai, China (2015). The artist has also received the Arte Laguna Prize: Finalist (2019), Arte Laguna Prize: Longlist (2018), and is the winners of the Super Young Celeste Art Prize (2017), as well as the Cill Rialaig Residency Award (2016). Zhou Meng's works have been collected by prestigious museums including Shanghai Himalayas Museum (China), the United Art Museum (China) etc.