Galerie Marguo opens in Paris on 19 October 2020 by Vanessa Guo, formerly Director of Hauser & Wirth’s activity in Asia, and Paris art dealer, Jean-Mathieu Martini.  It is inaugurated with an exhibition of new works by Shanghai-based emerging artist ZHANG Yunyao, which runs through 30 January 2021.


ZHANG Yunyao has long worked with graphite and pastel on a unique fabric-like medium, felt, as a way to experiment with and expand beyond the traditional idea of drawing, constituting what the artist calls “felt drawings.”  The eighteen “felt drawings” on view in the gallery’s 1,200 square feet space vary in subject matters from the grand narrative with frequent references to western classical sculptures and Greek mythologies to the personal stories touching upon intimate almost fetish themes. However different they may seem, the subject matters are simply Zhang’s objective studies of human bodies, gestures and emotions.


Dates: 19 October 2020 – 30 January 2021

Artist: ZHANG Yunyao

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