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“<strong>Half</strong>” is a solo exhibition by artist Mingzhang Sun, featured exclusively at<br />

The Lighthouse Gallery. “<strong>Half</strong>” or “Ban” in Mandarin describes a feeling of<br />

incomplete understanding, a feeling that there is always something more<br />

just below the surface and just out of reach. Aiming to explore the tension<br />

that exists between our physical bodies and the internal world of thought,<br />

emotion and desire, ”<strong>Half</strong>” presents a way of thinking about the true nature<br />

of human existence. It is never as clear or clean as we might want it to be.<br />

MINGZHANG SUN<br />

“There is another side of me that remains blurry and out of focus, and it<br />

could be that I will never fully be able to see into that fuzzy space. There is<br />

the half that I can do and the half I need to let go and yet even letting it go<br />

leaves a memory just out of view.”<br />

The “<strong>Half</strong>” series currently consists of 33 oil paintings using traditional<br />

techniques of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese landscape paintings to<br />

blend together the thoughts and feelings of incompleteness of the artist<br />

viewing himself and his life, and asking all of us how well do we really<br />

know anyone or even ourselves. And if we could finally fully see and<br />

embrace the other half of what drives us to be who and what we are would<br />

the other “<strong>Half</strong>” be enough to make us feel complete?


<strong>Half</strong> 1<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x60cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 2<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

50x100cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 4<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 3<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 6<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 5<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 8<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 7<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 11<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

40x50cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 9<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

40x50cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 10<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

40x50cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 14<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 12<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

40x50cm<br />

2021<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

40x50cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 13<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

40x50cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 15<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

50x100cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 16<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

50x100cm<br />

2021<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 17<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

50x100cm<br />

2021


<strong>Half</strong> 19<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

50x100cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 20<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

50x100cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 21<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 22<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 23<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x80cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 24<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x145cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 25<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x145cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 26<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x100cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 27<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x100cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 28<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x120cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 29<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x125cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 30<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

200x145cm<br />

2022


<strong>Half</strong> 31<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100x100cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 32<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100x100cm<br />

2022<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 33<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

100x100cm<br />

2022


Mingzhang Sun is a Chinese-born artist based in London. He graduated from<br />

the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and the University of the Arts in<br />

London. Driven and inspired by his surroundings.<br />

Mingzhang explores and translates his experiences into visual art through<br />

paintings, drawings, sculptures, clothes, performances, and videos. Mingzhang<br />

has joined exhibitions and competitions nationally and internationally<br />

and was awarded the CAFA President’s Choice Award 2013, UAL Excellence<br />

in Design and Realization for Performance Award 2017, and New Zealand<br />

WOW Wearable Art Prize 2018.<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 18<br />

Oil on canvas<br />

60x60cm<br />

2022<br />

As an artist Mingzhang’s central concerns are time, space, and being, which<br />

he explores using inspiration from his memories and the experiences of his<br />

surroundings. Aiming to fill the gap between languages through his artworks<br />

Mingzhang blurs the barriers of established styles and techniques as he<br />

strives to achieve a higher artistic freedom by combining different artistic<br />

mediums and materials to create his visual language of feeling to share with<br />

the world.


<strong>Half</strong> 1 , £2800, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 18 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 2 , £2600<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 3 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 4 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 5 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 6 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 7 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 8 , £2400<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 9 , £795, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 10 , £795, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 11 , £795, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 12 , £795, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 13 , £795, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 14 , £795, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 15 , £2600<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 16 , £2800, framed<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 17 , £2600<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 19 , £2600<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 20 , £2600<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 21 , £2100<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 22 , £2100<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 23 , £2100<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 24 , £6000<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 25 , £6000<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 26 , £5200<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 27 , £5200<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 28 , £5500<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 29 , £5500<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 30 , £6000<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 31 , £3800<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 32 , £3800<br />

<strong>Half</strong> 33 , £3800


themingzhangsun<br />

+447578 465405<br />

ming@mingzhangsun.com<br />

www.mingzhangsun.com


London Lighthouse Gallery & Studio<br />

18 Lyell Street<br />

London City Island<br />

E14 0SZ<br />

020 7515 4484

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