‘Journey in the Clouds No. 3’ 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.
‘Journey in the Clouds No. 3’ depicts a contemplative couple, standing small on the horizon line, on a straight road flanked with green fields. The sky and landscape beyond the distant pair has been obscured by Chengxiang’s characteristic clouds, laced with veinlike strands of bright colour, to visually represent the dreamlike spaces of the unconscious. ‘Journey in the Clouds No. 3’ is about pure, visual power: Chengxiang doesn’t ask his viewers to read his panting or to make logical conclusions, but to revel in the strangeness of the unconscious and creative mind.