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Sculpture (MA)

Kairong Zhang

Kairong Zhang (b.1996, ShanXi China) studied at the School of Visual Arts (New York, USA) before pursuing the MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.


My practice is based on an experiment in the use of materials, found objects and photography. Through these experiments, the outcome of the works express the intimate relationships of ourselves to society. 

Some are melting, some are twisted, some are falling into pieces, some are standing still, but a small part of it is missing.

Medium:

Ceramics porcelain, aged stones

Size:

Varierty
Toothbrushes No.1
Toothbrushes No.2
Toothbrushes No.2 — work detail

A toothbrush is highly personal. It's made to be disposable, it’s universal and it’s ultimately replaced by the same thing. Once the toothbrush has been disposed of it will exist in a different form, a form that gradually degrades over thousands of years, a form that changes to something else. 

Medium:

Plaster, toothbrushes, dust

Size:

10 x 22 x 4
— An online exhibition. MA RCA Sculpture students in an online residency at the Freud Museum.
— work detail

Medium:

Silica

Size:

14 x 22 cm
Package door No.1 — Dimensions 79 x 232 x 43 cm
Package door No.1 — work detail
Package door No.2 — Dimensions 140 x 230 x 43 cm
Package door No.2 — work detail

These packages were accumulated and superimposed to make a "package door" or perhaps a "block", as they blocked the only entrance to another space.

Medium:

Plastics, wood, foams, paper