Ang Ziqi Zhang

Hi i'm Ang, I'm a painter and DJ :-)

My practice examines the formats of painting and printmaking as spaces of around how affects and sensory perceptions are conditioned within our built environments during late capitalism. I take ubiquitous, everyday symbols and visual representations of information/instruction such as clocks, diagrams, traffic signage, and graphical depictions of sound/music as starting points for painterly touching and modulating. Through this undoing/confounding of what signs and architectures we take to be otherwise purely instructional/organizational, I aim to recalibrate/reattune the act of looking to one’s embodied experience, affect, and wanting. Painting is the space I take up my interrogation in because, for me, the act of looking serves as metonym for the act of constantly grasping with the structures that prop up our worlds.