Embroidered Portrait Series #13 2006, Embroidery 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

Embroidered Portrait Series #13

2006, Embroidery

39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

Chang Xugong

Born in Hebei Province, China, 1957
Lives and works in Beijing, China

The dazzling embroidery panels of Chang Xugong’s portrait series depict a new version and vision of Chinese contemporary life. Subjects smile surrounded by accouterments of wealth and prosperity. The gaudy discordance of both panels stems from the combination of their photorealist style, kitschy colors, and almost overbearing ostentatiousness.