Featured Work ZHENG XUEWU
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    Zheng Xuewu, East and West 1 and East and West 2, 2012, mixed media on paper, 43 x 31 inches (109.2 x 78.7 cm) each
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    Zheng Xuewu, East and West 1, 2012, mixed media on paper, 43 x 31 inches (109.2 x 78.7 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, East and West 2, 2012, mixed media on paper, 43 x 31 inches (109.2 x 78.7 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, East and West 1 (detail), 2012, mixed media on paper, 43 x 31 inches (109.2 x 78.7 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Old Philosophy, 2004, mixed media on paper, 41 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches (104.8 x 74.9 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Old Philosophy (detail), 2004, mixed media on paper, 41 1/4 x 29 1/2 inches (104.8 x 74.9 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Dragon, 2004, mixed media on paper, 21 3/8 x 31 inches (54.3 x 78.7 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Ink Piece 1 and Ink Piece 2, 2001, mixed media on paper, each 86 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches (219 x 82 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 2 (detail), 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 3 (detail), 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 4 (detail), 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 5 (detail), 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 6 (detail), 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 7 (detail), 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Zheng Xuewu, Meditation 7, 2007, mixed media on paper, 86.6 x 31.5 inches (220 x 80 cm)
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    Installation view of Zheng Xuewu's Meditation series at Art Projects International, New York.

Zheng Xuewu has become celebrated for creating an art of unorthodox methods that is in unique dialogue with quotidian Chinese imagery and language. Zheng’s, often large, works on paper are striking and labor intensive. On a single work’s surfaces, on a colored ground, Zheng makes thousands of prints from woodblocks he has carved, printing type, found stamps, and more recently Chinese papercuts; he finishes the work by painting into it by hand. Zheng’s unique aesthetic and harmonious amalgamation of techniques results in work that is immediately engaging. Based in Beijing, Zheng has widely exhibited in China and more recently in the United States and Europe.

Zheng Xuewu’s work is represented in major collections including the National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Kaethe Kollwitz Museum, Berlin; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa; Beijing International Art Palace, China; Ringier International, Switzerland; Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea; Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC; Guilford College, Greensboro, NC; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Emory University, Atlanta; and Tsinghua University, Beijing.

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