The Chinese artist Zhang Hui places elementary human experiences and emotions such as friendship, trust, farewell or affection at the centre of her sculptural work. She symbolically illustrates these in small scenes with one or more figures. Zhang Hui works with a very soft and reduced formal language and colours her bronze sculptures with only a few muted colours.
For her figures, which often have childlike features, she pays particular attention to the design of the faces. She limits herself here to a few features such as the mouth and the eyes, which she again makes appear somewhat surreal, almost like figures from a fairy tale.
Zhang Hui studied painting and sculpture in Tianjin. Since 2007, she has been showing her works regularly in solo and group exhibitions, especially in Asia, e.g. in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.