Tianhang Zhu is a graphic designer and illustrator based in London and Nanjing, China. He graduated from Nanjing University of Art, BA Graphic Design in 2018.
2020 3x3 International Illustration Show/Merit Award
2019 Royal College of Art Varley Memorial Award/shortlisted
2019 Macau Design Awards /Student Nomination Award
2019 Adobe Design Achievement Awards/‘Top Talent’ in Print and Graphic
2018 Platinum Creative International Graphic Design Competition/ Gold Award
2018 9th National Book Design Exhibition, China /selected
2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards / Bronze Award
2017 Taiwan International Graphic Design Award / Youth Award
2019 Macau Design Awards Exhibition, The Handover Gifts Museum, Macau
2019 Typographic Singularities, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London.
2019 Discovery Channel, Maxilla Social Club, London
Tianhang is committed to building good communication efficiency and visually through graphic design, illustration, critical design, and experimental cross-cultural communication. His practice explores the relationship between Chinese traditional philosophy and contemporary internet media through video and installation. It is concerned with issues of globalization, society, and cultural divides. Through this Tianhang reviews his own histories to think about culture and the aesthetics of contemporary China.
This project’s concern is the political or social aesthetics that dominate the landscape, in particular, the ‘People’s Anniversary Parks’ and the ways in which they enforce and reflect the position of the government. Parks and gardens are small, but they reflect the gaps that China has experienced in the field of culture and aesthetics. In this People’s Anniversary Park sculptural objects and materials are chosen carefully to represent and symbolise China’s political and industrial policies. Additionally, an Instagram account documents the project and unpacks some of the ideas through hashtags.
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.1
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.2
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.3
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.4
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.5
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.6
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.7
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.8
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.9
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.10
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.11
The People’s Anniversary Park. NO.12
Medium:3D digital drawing
The Classical Garden
2.5D Chinese Landscape. No.1
2.5D Chinese Landscape. No.2
2.5D Chinese Landscape. No.3
2.5D Chinese Landscape. No.4
2.5D Chinese Landscape. No.5
2.5D Chinese Landscape. No.6
This video creates an ever-changing "window" to view the landscape. The intention is to convey to the viewer that the picture content of the landscape painting is limited, but the spirituality and association of the picture are unlimited. It is an attempt to explore Chinese aesthetics, and hopefully, the viewer will enjoy the landscape change through the "movement" window and imagine it.