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Abby Zhang
Abby lives and works in Brooklyn.
I Never Cared For You, 2021 29.5x20.5 in oil on paper, pencil on paper, polymer clay, food package, inkjet print, gouache on paper, kitchen sponge, red pepper flakes
By Abby Zhang
I Never Cared For you (Detail)
By Abby Zhang
Beach under Moonlight, 2021 36x36in oil, acrylic, gouache, molding paste, cornstarch clay, foam net, fishing net, paper, canvas, yarn, pencil, artist tape, rubber duck on canvas
By Abby Zhang
Falling Down The Rabbit Hole, 2021 36x36 in acrylic, oil, gouache, pencil, oil pastel, molding paste, wood, polymer clay, food package, artist tape, rubber duck on canvas
By Abby Zhang
Happy Hour, 2021 24x18 in oil, acrylic, gesso, ink, inkjet print, polymer clay, food package, marker, pencil, paper, canvas, foam net, pencil lead, sticker on wood panel
By Abby Zhang
Mountain Of Hope, 2021 HxWxD 2.5x3.3x1.7in acrylic, gouache, mirror, pencil lead, plastic pig on clay
By Abby Zhang
The Park, 70x80 inches, oil, gesso, canvas, inkjet print on canvas, October 2020
By Abby Zhang
The Candy House: HxWxD 44.5x17x17 inches
By Abby Zhang
Untitled, 60x48 inches, oil, gesso, burlap, paper, pompom, glitters on canvas, December 2020
By Abby Zhang
Postcards From Friends, 12.8x16 inches, Cards, oil, school glue, wrapping paper, ink on cardboard, July 2020
By Abby Zhang
The Candy House(Detail)
By Abby Zhang
The Candy House(Detail)
By Abby Zhang
Installation view
By Abby Zhang
Artist Statement
Influenced by Ursula Le Guin’s “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”, my work is a carrier bag of everything I have collected that affirms my presence. Inside this bag there are pieces of evidence including objects, images, text and information which reconstruct reality throughout a personal perspective. I like objects but I’m primarily a painter. So I paint on everything.
In doing so, I build connections with the world, and explore the absurdity, struggle and humor in life through my work.