‘Borderline Series’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Shang Chengxiang. Printed onto 308gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Shang Chengxiang is a contemporary fine artist, living and working in his home city of Shengyang, China. Chengxiang’s work draws on early surrealist movements, evoking the strange, unsettling imagery of Dali or Magritte, but brought up to date with incredible, high definition colour palettes, where billowing clouds of multicoloured pigment ooze across bizarre dreamscapes.
A paragon of pure surrealism, ‘Borderline Series’ depicts a suited man, standing on the tail of a blue whale, as it breaks the surface of the ocean. In this impossible moment of stillness, the man gazes up at the sky, which has become a series of multicoloured concentric circles, like some beautiful and bizarre geological formation. ‘Borderline Series’ is about sheer, visual power: Chengxiang doesn’t ask his viewers to read his panting or to make lucid conclusions, but to revel in the strangeness of the unconscious and creative mind.