Zhenyi Zheng is an illustrator, a visual narrator. She uses drawing, making and photography to tell stories.
Her current work is informed by experiences of isolation through this last pandemic year. It explores the link between isolation and social connection, as well as the relationship between the human body and the spaces in which we live. Under the influence of this pandemic, she has been living alone for a long time. In this state, life experiences that were easily overlooked have been magnified.
Through the long period of staying at home, she has developed a use of spatial formats to build interpretations of the spaces we inhabit. Her current project focuses on narratives played out between co-habitants within a home space, trying to make a sense of playing and exploring, to confront these sad circumstances.
She is thinking about whether we can really exist as detached from other people, and the dialectical movement in life, between restraint and freedom.