Leslie Zhang’s photos are a poetic portrait of contemporary Chinese culture. Originally from Yangzhou, now based in Shanghai, his painterly images bring together memories of growingup in China with influences from east Asian photography more broadly, translated through elements as deceptively simple as stylistic flower arrangements and bold, graphic colours reminiscent of post-Cultural Revolution China.

Specific references aren’t what drive the imagemaker’s work though, rather an evocation of a mood. Small details taken from things as banal as typography seen on the street, tocantopop or mandopop music videos which are pieced together by Zhang in surprisingcompositions that feel timeless; at once current and reflective

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It is your time to explore his work of art…