Xiulian ‘Lian’ Zheng

Urban Tribe

Lian’s collection ‘Urban Tribe’ refines and summarises elements of African culture and tribes from a cross-cultural perspective. Yellow and dark green have been used to depict a tribal theme, with a circular print and fabric modification to demonstrate what he describes as a slightly absurd tribe.

The totem is transformed into a new type of printing with the real-time depiction of images, while the fabric in the form of wool carpet embroidery shows the rough and wild nature of the primitive tribe. Lian uses the hand as it’s the symbol and embodiment of feudal tribal culture.