Zang Zong-Son

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Zang Zong-Son (b. 1965) was born in Korea and graduated from Yonsei University and lived in London, Singapore, and Seoul. Based in Hong Kong since 2004, Zang’s nomadic way of living in her earlier years ignited a yearning for a sense of belonging, which she ultimately found in the world of painting. In 2007, she started to explore the medium of painting through overseas painting workshops in Europe and the United States. As a perceptual painter, she observes daily life scenes, objects, people, and locations in her neighborhood, and translates them into abstract still-life paintings. She deconstructs the subjects by searching for the perspective where light and unique aura are radiating, in both literal and metaphorical manner, and asks the viewers to look between the imagery and representation beneath the fragmented surfaces.  She believes that the mundane objects or close friends, such ordinary yet beautiful events of life radiate unique aura and luminescence; and thus, Zang’s abstract landscape paintings and portrait works encapsulate its history and her emotional and physical response to it.

Selected Works

Zang Zong-Son, High-key decision, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 50.8 x 40.6 cm​

Zang Zong-Son

High-key decision

2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel

50.8 x 40.6 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Tender Breeze, 2022, Acrylic gouache, crayon, graphite on wood panel, 45.7 x 45.7 cm
Zang Zong-Son, This world is mine, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 60.9 x 60.9 cm

 

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Tender Breeze

2022, Acrylic gouache, crayon, graphite on wood panel

45.7 x 45.7 cm

 

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This world is mine

2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel 

60.9 x 60.9 cm

Zang Zong-Son, After a second chance, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 50.8 x 40.6 cm​

 

Zang Zong-Son

After a second chance

2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel

50.8 x 40.6 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Untitled 1, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 40.6 x 50.8cm
Zang Zong-Son, Untitled 2, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Zang Zong-Son, Untitled 3, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 40.6 x 50.8 cm

 

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Untitled 1

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

40.6 x 50.8 cm

 

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Untitled 2

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

40.6 x 50.8 cm

 

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Untitled 3

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

40.6 x 50.8 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Untitled 4, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 40.6x50.8cm
Zang Zong-Son, Untitled 5, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Zang Zong-Son, Windows towards St Ives, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 34.3 x 40.6 cm

 

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Untitled 4

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

40.6 x 50.8 cm

 

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Untitled 5

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

40.6 x 50.8 cm

 

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Windows towards St Ives

2018, Acrylic on paper

34.3 x 40.6 cm

Zang Zong-Son, December in Wong Ma Kok, 2019, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 40.6 x 50.8 cm
Zang Zong-Son, Sea Ranch  2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 61 x 61 cm  ​
Zang Zong-Son, Teatime, Wong Ma Kok, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

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December in Wong Ma Kok

2019, Acrylic gouache and crayon

40.6 x 50.8 cm

 

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Sea Ranch

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

61 x 61 cm

 

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Teatime, Wong Ma Kok

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Sunflower in Pink Shadow, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​
Zang Zong-Son, Sunday Breeze, 2020, Acrylic gouache, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​
Zang Zong-Son, Sleepless Day, 2019, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

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Sunflower in Pink Shadow

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

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Sunday Breeze

2020, Acrylic gouache

30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

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Sleepless Day

2019, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Red Flower, Blue Napkin and Container Ship, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​
Zang Zong-Son, Lazy Sunday, 2019, Acrylic gouache, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​
Zang Zong-Son, Here and There, 2020, Acrylic gouache, crayon and pencil, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

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Red Flower, Blue Napkin and Container Ship

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

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Lazy Sunday

2019, Acrylic gouache

30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

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Here and There

2020, Acrylic gouache, crayon and pencil

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Happy Valley Revisited 1, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​
Zang Zong-Son, Happy Valley Revisited 2, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

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Happy Valley Revisited 1

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Cheshire Home, 2019, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

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Cheshire Home

2019, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

 

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Happy Valley Revisited 2

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon

30.5 x 30.5 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Hazy afternoon in Happy Valley, 2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon, 30.5 x 30.5 cm  ​  ​  ​  ​  ​

 

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Hazy afternoon in Happy Valley

2020, Acrylic gouache and crayon
30.5 x 30.5 cm