Bo Zhang


Born 14th June 1987, Chinese

The main material in Bo’s work are stockings, transformed through melting into unique forms. Working with fire on the one hand represents destruction. On the other hand, it symbolises new life. It can destroy everything and give an object a new look and colour. Bo experimented with several different kinds of stockings in several different materials, through different degrees of fires and temperatures, to see what would happen in terms of melting, colour, thickness and consistency of the outcome. In experiments different materials were melted. The effect seems to be best with polyamide. The final pieces show how artificial materials can imitate natural materials in an amazing way.