Lou Zhenhong


While there was a plethora of talent on view at this year’s Art Asia fair in Miami, I was particularly drawn to the sculptures of Lou Zhenhong at the Contemporary by Angela Li booth. Made from painted resin or aluminum, Zhenhong’s Dwarf Series borrows from the ubiquitous vinyl toy vernacular, though there remains nothing cute or cool about these sculptures. Their faces distorted, twisted as though viewed through a carnival mirror, the figures are at once whimsical and saddening in their caricature of everyday occupations and the quest for individuality in the world’s most populous continent.

See a complete slideshow of Zhenhong’s Dwarf Series after the jump.