Zhang Xiangxi’s sculptures feature detailed rooms constructed within television sets. Each television encompasses a single room with intricately constructed objects inside each one. From furniture to litter, no detail is ignored.
The realism of Xiangxi’s sculptures not only comes from the details, but the layout as well. The artist observes everyday life in order to makes his rooms look as if minuscule people had been living in them. Whether clothes are left strewn around or the furniture is placed at an angle, the imperfections in Xiangxi’s televisions add a degree of realism.
In addition to static objects, lighting is also used to create an almost surreal effect. Harsh fluorescent lights light up Xiangxi’s train room while softer incandescents illuminate his bedroom sculpture.