(Chinese, b. 1991)
Woodblock print, ink on paper
90 x 120 cm (35 7/16 x 47 1/4 in.)
James Parmelee Fund 2021.8
Xu Zhonghong received his MA from the Yunnan Academy of Fine Arts.
Gloves-Mission 2 depicts in photographic detail a worn working glove reflecting the work of a human who—as the title suggests—was on a rescue mission. Exposed to harsh conditions and a rough environment, the material appears to have been stressed to a breaking point; perhaps also indicating the wearer’s physical and mental state of exhaustion. The artist used plywood to create this print instead of a traditional woodblock, allowing him to achieve a larger print format.
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