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PINK IS THE NEW BLACK

PINK IS THE NEW BLACK

ROOM 6X8
BEIJING
22 APRIL - 27 JULY 2021

Zhou YiLun’s recent exhibition located within the 798 Art District in Beijing, China, has revealed a new series of work aimed at providing a commentary on new trends and timeless classics. The artist derives inspiration from various mass media sources such as magazines, websites and television. The theme of the intervention "Pink is the New Black" is indicative of the works occupying the space. The colours have symbolic significance and modern relevance, pink is associated with the desire to pursue the latest trends, while black is representative of timeless classics.

With this symbolic combination the artist asserts something that has not been subject to significant change. The exhibition space simultaneously operated as a coffee kiosk, as an extension of the symbolism for two weeks before the opening. Original lifestyle items and artworks are on display and offer a vision of redefined trends and classics.


Zhou Yilun Graduated from Hangzhou China Art Academy 2006. The artist employs a wide range of techniques when producing his work and has exhibited widely across China and will be showcasing his work for the first time in Europe with Side Gallery in the spring of 2021.

Combining graffiti, painting and the use of discarded everyday materials, Zhou Yilun produces complex paintings and sculptures which urges the viewer to consider the validity of our modern, globalised society. Influenced by the daily news, politics and culture as well as by propaganda posters, entertainment programmes and social media, the artist carefully extracts individual subject from their original context and deconstructs them with overlays and various means of dissociation.