Jie Zhou

b. Changde City, Hunan, China, 1986. Lives in Beijing

I have always thought that the artist, through their work, exposes the world for others. I am fascinated by China’s urban explosion. Currently, I am using the most representative material of our nation - ceramic - to talk about our nation and the story of this civilization. Ceramics are very fragile, but they are also strong and difficult to erode. This material maintains the characteristics of the hand-made and the uniqueness of each work. I choose to make all of my works one edition. I feel that since we are unable to escape the reality, we should tightly surround our own era; this is our only hope.

Jie Zhou studied at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, specialising in sculpture, from 2005 to 2010.

November 2011