MIRANDA FENGYUAN ZHENG
Born in 1993
Miranda Fengyuan Zhang (Shanghai, China, 1993) lives and works in New York. Unlike paintings or drawings, weaving retains intrinsic material precision, in which the warp and weft have to be strategically arranged so that the even distribution of tension among the tread achieves equilibrium. The methodology of weaving offers both restraints and opportunities. The orderly discipline activates Zhang’s consciousness where she is constantly reminded that mistakes are forbidden, and in return provides a degree of coherence and clarity which ultimately liberates the process of creation. Dissecting the retinal reception of those ephemeral moments, Zhang aspires to capture lights, the medium in which physical objects are perceived as well as an agency for abstraction. The concept of in passing also touches upon Zhang’s life at large. She is constantly in a state of transience, from Shanghai to New York, and multiple places in between. The tensioned thread in her works, always held between intersections, exemplifies the significance of the in-between state that she experiences and longs to translate.