At the heart of Meng Zhou’s work is a conversation between tradition and modernity. Through painting, sculpture and installations, he merges and transforms classical Chinese symbolism and imagery using Western styles and techniques. His artistic projects draw on poetic analogies of Chinese cultural history and myth.
Zhou’s cinematic oeuvre runs parallel to his painting and sculpture. The immediacy of the camera allows him to document and explore single incidents and narrate stories that hover between disconcerting dreams and reality.