Welcome Zimeng Wang - Camelback Gallery Featured Artist

Zimeng applied for Camelback Gallery's Featured Artist one-year online residency. Her artwork was juried and selected for this designation.

Art News from United States. Published by Camelback Gallery on Sunday 23 August 2020.

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Artist may submit up to 10 images to be juried. Accepted artwork: All Visual Arts ( except installation art and video) The Camelback Gallery Featured Artist application fee is $59 and is fully refundable if the artists works are not selected by the Jury.

Zimeng’s Artist Statement

Inspired by a private viewing of Corita Kent prints and by Islamic patterns during a trip to Turkey in 2016, I started exploring the combination of these two approaches to art and design. The layout, colors, and patterns of Islamic wall art and the modern approaches of pop art and typography seen in Corita Kent’s print work align for the perfect inspiration. Turkish Pop Art is a series of 24 prints representing this combination. “I like how freely she plays with the English letters and how she uses large bright colors together!” I thought to myself. I began by twisting and disassembling Chinese characters and English letters to make them look similar to Islamic patterns. Then added large amounts of bold color creating unexpected combinations of shapes and typography. Turkish Pop Art is a reflection of my inner thoughts and past experiences that combine Chinese heritage, Islamic Art, and Pop culture.