18.03.10 by Jeff

Zhang Haiying

Paintings by Zhang Haiying. Beijing.

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zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting

zhang haiying beijing artist painter painting













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • I prefer the ones with the thick brushstrokes because the other, more “refined” ones, seem too much like flash photography. The humiliation felt from the girls is really nice too. Not showing the faces of them gives it a nice sense of mystery.

  • lapetitefaon

    I love them all! Freaking awesome subject matter. Love the ladies hiding their faces.

  • rob

    reminds me of a documentary i saw where police were investigating ‘massage parlours’… the women all hid their faces from the cameras like this

  • Am

    This is exactly what happens here in Geylang, Singapore. The police conduct regular raids. It is a well-known fact that “China gals” come here to “work” to make money, on a social visit pass. Great subject matter, reflecting reality.

  • lapetitefaon

    Strangest thing: I took a nap after looking at these paintings and dreamt that I saw these paintings in person and fell asleep at the painters studio and they were so vivid and shocking in person that when I woke up from my nap I could no longer see! All of the imagery was a mix of black and scrambled images and the artist explained this sometimes happens to people after they look at his work! These paintings are so intense!!! Verrrrry weird dream.

  • Jim

    The first painting is also a piece of sculpture. But in the sculptured piece the lady hasn’t any underwear on, which was far more horrifying, it gave them an extremely strong sense of vulnerability and a little more dimension. You felt extremely worried for their livelihoods, particularly given that this is in China, which has dubious human rights at best. Its quite an upsetting subject. For the life of me I can’t remember where I saw the sculpture. It could of even been on Booooom? These paintings strongly resemble photographs which I guess had been circulated or had somehow made it into the tightly controlled press. The ladies in this appear more vilified though, which I’m not so keen on. Would love to know more about it? Sorry for the ignorance!

  • Nice painting …

  • sean

    Awesome stuff, reminds me of Gerhard Richter’s paintings of the Baader-Meinhoff gang.





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