Zhao Bandi

Zhao Bandi (1966) a Chinese graduate from the Oil Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts is best known for his Panda series of paintings, sculptures and installations featuring the artist and a panda bear. Since the 1990s, Zhao has used the panda to symbolise China’s one child policy, to produce social and political commentaries on authority and power, and to act as his playful character in a series of odd and comical images.