Untitled (Neon with two faces)
- Zhang Dali, Chinese, 1963-
- Born: Harbin, China
- Work Locations: Beijing, China
MediumNeon on canvas
Credit LineGift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
Zhang Dali (Chinese). Untitled (Neon with two faces). n.d.. Neon on canvas. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2010.489.
Dimensionsframe height: 46 in, 116.8400 cm; frame width: 72 in, 182.8800 cm; frame depth: 4 1/4 in, 10.7950 cm; length: 97 in, 246.3800 cm
InscriptionSigned bottom right
DepartmentModern and Contemporary Art
CollectionModern and Contemporary Art
Beginning his career as a graffiti artist, Zhang Dali explored the stoic, oppressed faces of migrant workers, who he believes are vital but invisible contributors to contemporary Chinese society. Untitled (Neon with Two Faces) brings his earlier work off the street and into the gallery. With the addition of a second face, Zhang hopes to introduce a dialogue among the overlooked workers and to encourage them to discuss modernization and autonomy rather than to mutely endure a life of blindly performed tasks.
Image © Zhang Dali