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Eros Zhao

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Pep Up Snakeskin, 2009 Oil on Canvas 36"x36" © by Eros Zhao
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Attract Cherry Stone, 2009 Oil on Canvs 36”X 36” © by Eros Zhao
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Discover Herbal Ring, 2009 Oil on Canvs 36”X 36” © by Eros Zhao
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Revive Chili Pepper, 2009 Oil on Canvs 36”X 36” © by Eros Zhao
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Ventrue, 2009 Oil on Canvs 24”X 48” © by Eros Zhao
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Gangrel, 2009 Oil on Canvs 24”X 48” © by Eros Zhao
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Brujah, 2009 Oil on Canvs 31”X40” © by Eros Zhao
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The Revenge of Medusa, 2009 Oil on Canvs 32”X 40” © by Eros Zhao
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Pink Triangle, 2009 Oil on Canvs 24”X 35” © by Eros Zhao
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Bunny Boy, 2009 Oil on Canvs 20”X 28” © by Eros Zhao
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The Queen, 2008 Oil on Canvs 16”X 20” © by Eros Zhao
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Scarecrow Matthew, 2008 Oil on Canvs 16”X 20” © by Eros Zhao
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Homophobia, 2008 Oil on Canvs 24”X 48” © by Eros Zhao
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Libra, 2007 Digital Painting Print on Canvas 16”X 20” © by Eros Zhao
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The Revenge of Medusa, 2007 Screen Print 30”X 30” © by Eros Zhao
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Eyes on me, 2007 Oil on Canvas / Screen Print 12”X 12”
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morning, 2007 Oil on Canvs 10”X 82” © by Eros Zhao
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red hair, 2008 Pencil on Paper 6”X 8” © by Eros Zhao
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Adam & Adam, 2008 Pencil on Paper 4”X 8” © by Eros Zhao
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See You Glowworms VI, 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Xuan Paper 50”X 100” © by Eros Zhao
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See You Glowworms III, 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Xuan Paper 50”X 100” © by Eros Zhao
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See You Glowworms I, 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Xuan Paper 50”X 100” © by Eros Zhao
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Sleepless in Beijing II, 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Xuan Paper 28”X 55” © by Eros Zhao
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Sleepless in Beijing I, 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Xuan Paper 28”X 55” © by Eros Zhao
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Round and Round, 2006 Ink and Watercolor on Chinese Xuan Paper 28”X 28” © by Eros Zhao
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Calvin klein, 2005 Ceramic 10”X 8” © by Eros Zhao
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Male Nude #026 Pencil Line Drawing on Paper, Reproduced on Cotton Rag 8 Inches High X 6 Inches Wide
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Male Nude #036 Pencil Line Drawing on Paper, Reproduced on Cotton Rag
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Revenge of Medussa, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas, Reproduced on Arches Aquarelle CP Watercolor Paper
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Pep Up Snakeskin Acrylic on Canvas, Reproduced on Arches Aquarelle CP Watercolor Paper
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
China
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
China Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2006, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tags
mixed-media, digital, figurative, sculpture
Statement

Art has always been a passion for me.  In recent years my form of art has been based on issues about my life and what I am interested in.

I consider myself an active participant of the gay-rights movement and consciously seek to reflect and capture the sentiments of the political struggles gay men and lesbians have historically faced, and continue to face today. Many of my paintings seek to educate the observer on subject matters, which incorporate different beliefs and cultures through symbolism.

By reason of my passion of the occult sciences, my artwork often features stories from Greek mythology or figures of tarot cards that casting spells set in Chinese landscapes to do some witchcraft inhabited by mythical Chinese creatures. There is also astrology secret through hidden messages. There is often a water element in my work, symbolizing a near and ever-present danger that drives the starring actor to the edge. Furthermore, I tend to place mountains in the background to symbolize hope of a better place that is always just out of reach. My paintings are always set at night, symbolic of the gay community that lives in the dark, wanting sunlight but afraid to be seen.  Despite the lack of natural light, I use bright and vivid colors from the entire spectrum to show the life and vivacity of the subjects. Due to this many of my pieces do reflect this in ways other would find intriguing.

I believe that through my artwork, I can open up other people to different ways of thinking and relating issues between people, and to reach out to other people about equality.

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