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The Weekender

Collection of Work

Manxi Zhang

As seventeen years – composed of routine school days and boarding nights – pass by, I sought to illuminate simple moments within a series of paintings and drawings. 

Left as a memory, each vignette is a miniscule version of my own. Induced in the negative space are scenes with only emotions as company, of seeming boredom and ones we forget to cherish – too busy swept-up by life. Where brushstrokes coat the mundane with meaning, the graphite details a tacit nostalgia and silent understanding in the audience. Hence I saw merit in remembering these ‘insignificant moments’ whenever light shines at a day’s end.