Biography

Alexandre Zhu, born in Paris in 1993, is of Chinese descent and he currently lives and works in Paris, France. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Art in New York (2016) and completed his MA at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (2018).

Zhu’s work spans from sculpture to photography, but he predominately creates charcoal drawings. His hyper-realistic drawings are partly based on a perceptive disorder. The forms revealed in his drawings are urban, architectural, raw, abstract and ambiguous, provoking the viewer to identify their meaning. Zhu questions the continuous transformation of our environment and its standardisation. He is interested in objects and landscapes common to all modern civilisation, such as architectural residues that he perceives as universal symbols. By modifying their appearance and removing them from all reference points, he seeks to make us forget the initial origin of these innocuous structures and thus wants us to question our relationship to constructions, which are as sudden as their destructions.

Zhu's work has been shown in several venues internationally, such as the Galerie du Crous, Paris, France (2020), the Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, France (2019), Espace Rue de Tanger in Morocco in Casablanca (2019), Galerie 100 Titres, Brussels, Belgium (2019) and at the Design Fair in Como, Lake Como, Italy (2018).

Works
  • Alexandre Zhu, Land Mark I, 2017
    Alexandre Zhu
    Land Mark I, 2017
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Untitled, 2017
    Alexandre Zhu
    Untitled, 2017
  • Alexandre Zhu, You Can Always Leave 3, 2017
    Alexandre Zhu
    You Can Always Leave 3, 2017
  • Alexandre Zhu, You Can Always Leave 4, 2017
    Alexandre Zhu
    You Can Always Leave 4, 2017
  • Alexandre Zhu, You Can Always Leave 5, 2017
    Alexandre Zhu
    You Can Always Leave 5, 2017
  • Alexandre Zhu, You Can Always Leave 6, 2017
    Alexandre Zhu
    You Can Always Leave 6, 2017
  • Alexandre Zhu, Land Mark III, 2018
    Alexandre Zhu
    Land Mark III, 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Land Mark V, 2018
    Alexandre Zhu
    Land Mark V, 2018
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Land Mark VI, 2019
    Alexandre Zhu
    Land Mark VI, 2019
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Pylon, 2019
    Alexandre Zhu
    Pylon, 2019
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Awaiting 1, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Awaiting 1, 2020
    Edition of 10 Ex + 2 AP
  • Alexandre Zhu, Awaiting 2, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Awaiting 2, 2020
    Edition of 10 Ex + 2 AP
  • Alexandre Zhu, Land Mark IX, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Land Mark IX, 2020
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Leviathan I, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Leviathan I, 2020
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Leviathan II, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Leviathan II, 2020
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Leviathan III, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Leviathan III, 2020
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Leviathan IV, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Leviathan IV, 2020
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Leviathan V, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Leviathan V, 2020
    Unique artwork
  • Alexandre Zhu, Leviathan VI, 2020
    Alexandre Zhu
    Leviathan VI, 2020
    Unique artwork
Exhibitions