DE SARTHE first presentation with Mak2 aka Mak Ying Tung 2 (Hong Kong) and Zhong Wei (Beijing) who focus on what it means to be human in the years to come as societal pressures encourage people to participate in the metaverse and adopt it as the new normal. Mak2 reverses the migration process by creating her works in the metaverse and pulling them back into the physical world which in some ways acknowledges the transformation while defying its inevitability. Zhong Wei’s approach in his detailed paintings acts more as voyeur to this phenomenon as he pours countless hours, days and even weeks absorbing digital information and data to then release it onto the canvas in an attempt to take a snapshot of the chaos that is the internet today.
The backroom exhibits works by oil on canvas artist Ma Sibo who perfectly captures light and emotion as well as Rick Levinson who is debuting a new series based off of James Joyce’s novel ‘Finnigens Wake'. Finishing the back room shows a collection of works on paper by Los Angeles based artist Zak Smith. Smith’s works are included in several public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, as well as The Saatchi Gallery, London.
To view all the available works, please click here.
Zhong Wei: https://www.desarthe.com/artist/zhong-wei.html
Ma Sibo: https://www.desarthe.com/artist/ma-sibo.html
Rick Levinson: https://www.desarthe.com/artist/levinson-rick.html
Zak Smith: https://www.fredericksfreisergallery.com/artists/zak-smith