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Danqing Zhang

SMU, BA 2020

Above Blue

Oil on canvas, 2017, 27"w x 27"h

My home, Shanghai (the name literally means “Above Sea,” although one doesn’t actually see the sea from the city center), always lingers in my mind. There lived the younger me, who then left home alone at a young age and alone traveled across the sea to a foreign land. That younger me, I often recalled as sitting on the back seat of Dad’s bike after school, looking down at the wheels flying among and over the shadow and light on the asphalt road, bypassing the plane trees that created all these shining light spots in the bike’s breeze. When I paint such a scene, the hot, yellow summer street naturally turns into blue.

Danqing Zhang - Above Blue

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