Dongfan, a graduate of the prestigious China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, divides his time between Hangzhou, China and New York. Fresh off of a highly successful year that included solo shows at Inna Contemporary Art Space in Hangzhou, the Art in the City Festival, Shanghai, and CoCo-Mat in New York’s SoHo, Dongfan brings his colorful, exuberant and dynamic new solo show PUNK BOOKSTORE to Square Peg Gallery.
Once moving, now stationary, the PUNK BOOKSTORE embodies qualities that seem to be diametrically opposed. In the few years since returning to the studio, it’s these two qualities precisely that have left Dongfan with the deepest impressions, Although at times emerging alternately, while at others existing in unison, there is no sense of contradiction. The PUNK BOOKSTORE embodies a certain “spirit”, a state of being with which he aspires to align himself