Zhao Zhao talks about being an artist with a view of his Constellation painting series from 2015, in his studio. Directed by Fabien Pacory, this video is 7.15 min. in length.
Seven years ago, Zhao Zhao was involved in a serious motor accident in which his head hit the windshield of the car in which he was traveling. Saving the windshield, he used the pattern of cracks caused by the violent impact of his head on the shatterproof glass as inspiration for Fragments (2007), a slab of steel measuring 26 x 27 x 5 cm assembled from numerous irregular fragments radiating from the center. The fascination with powerful forces and violent impacts resurfaced in 2013 when he decided to conduct an experiment involving gunshots and glass. The scattered bullet holes and radiating cracks were reminiscent of celestial bodies, leading to the generic title Constellations.