Fei Tian Meng

Fei Tian Meng

2004
Artist
Zhao Bo, Chinese, 1974
Born: Chongqing Sichuan Province, China
Work Locations: China
Country
China
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2015.623
Zhao Bo (Chinese). Fei Tian Meng. 2004. Oil paint on canvas. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2015.623.
Dimensions
height: 58 1/2 in, 148.5900 cm; width: 58 1/2 in, 148.5900 cm; depth: 1 in, 2.5400 cm
Inscription
Handwritten in gray ink in BRQ on astronaut's uniform: Zhao Bo 2004
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
“Fei Tian Meng” is a crowded, collage-like painting of the chaos of urban life in China’s mega-cities. Five harshly lit, cartoon-like figures are crowded into the foreground – a woman, a man, a young boy in a baseball cap, a military officer, and an astronaut. There is tension about them, and they glance out of the corners of their large eyes as if on alert. In the background, painted in mostly primary colors, a chaotic conglomeration of architectural elements, brands, signs, text, and lights compete for attention. The effect mimics the multisensory experience of walking through a busy city at night, and the viewer can almost hear the traffic. Zhao Bo was born in 1974 in Chongqing Sichuan province, China. He graduated from the Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in 1998 and currently lives and works in Chongqing, China.
Exhibition History
  • "Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection"— Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver [08/21/2006 - 11/23/2006]

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