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Self-Direction No. 2

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Self-Direction No. 2

Giclée print
Artwork size: 60 x 52 cm
Edition of 50

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‘Self Direction No. 2’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Shang Chengxiang. Printed onto 308gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.


Shang Chengxiang is a contemporary fine artist, living and working in his home city of Shengyang, China. Chengxiang’s work draws on early surrealist movements, evoking the strange, unsettling imagery of Dali or Magritte, but brought up to date with incredible, high definition colour palettes, where billowing clouds of multicoloured pigment ooze across bizarre dreamscapes.



‘Self Direction No. 2’ depicts the portrait of a space man, decked out in white suit and helmet. Within the glass of the helmet, Chengxiang has painted an infinite series of smaller helmets, like the endless reflections generated between two mirrors, while a multicoloured, striated background lends a distinctly psychedelic and dreamlike quality.



‘Self Direction No. 2’ is about pure, visual power: Chengxiang doesn’t ask his viewers to read his panting or to make logical conclusions, but to revel in the strangeness of the unconscious and creative mind.




About The Artist - Chengxiang Shang


Shang Chengxiang is a contemporary fine artist, living and working in his home city of Shengyang, China. Chengxiang’s work draws on early surrealist movements, evoking the strange, unsettling imagery of Dali or Magritte, but brought up to date with incredible, high definition colour palettes, where billowing clouds of multicoloured pigment ooze across bizarre dreamscapes. His work depicts a certain sense of loneliness: if his paintings are ever populated, Chengxiang always obscures the faces of his figures, hiding their heads in colourful vapours or depicting off-kilter angles. Often these landscapes portray theatres of the unconscious, strange scenes of impossible realities, which capture the imagination with compelling and psychedelic intensity. Chengxiang’s work can be seen across galleries in China, where he has been exhibited in a number of solo and group shows.
Shang Chengxiang is a contemporary fine artist, living and working in his home city of Shengyang, China. Chengxiang’s work draws on early surrealist movements, evoking the strange, unsettling imagery of Dali or Magritte, but brought up to date with incredible, high definition colour palettes, where billowing clouds of multicoloured pigment ooze across bizarre dreamscapes. His work depicts a certain sense of loneliness: if his paintings are ever populated, Chengxiang always obscures the faces of his figures, hiding their heads in colourful vapours or depicting off-kilter angles. Often these landscapes portray theatres of the unconscious, strange scenes of impossible realities, which capture the imagination with compelling and psychedelic intensity. Chengxiang’s work can be seen across galleries in China, where he has been exhibited in a number of solo and group shows.

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