Born in 1980 in Dongguan, Guangzhou. He graduated from Guizhou University in English Language and Literature in 2004. He currently lives and works in Shanghai.
The artistic practice of Nathan Zhou is based on depicting individual world, where the reality and illusion interweave, through intuitive and brimming painting language. Using graffiti and collage as primary technique he infuses his works with the strong look of a personal diary. Deciduous topics, captivating image, narrative chronicle and artist’s unique language are united as a method, creating fulfilling and inspiring tension, that echoes in different works by the artist, analogous to repeated syncopation in Jazz music.
Nathan Zhou’s work have been exhibited at Sifang Art Museum, chi K11 Art Museum, Power Station of Art, MOCA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai Himalayas Museum and SNAP.