Born in 1989, Singapore, Zhang Fuming obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts (printmaking) in LASALLE College of the Arts in 2011 before committing to mandatory National Service for 2 years. Generally revolved around figurative representations, Zhang’s works are commonly associated with subjects pertaining social currents. In late 2010, Zhang embarked on an ongoing series of work entitled “RICE BOWL”. The term ‘Rice Bowl’ is a common analogy in reference to the staple, a form of means, in which a man earns his living. He depicts his subjects using drawings, woodcarvings and also utilizing the techniques of Printmaking as an extension of his draftsmanship. “What defines a modern man in our time? Your profession. Often enough it will be one of the first question you ask/receive of someone. At times it seemed like the lowest denominator in relation to – like the only thing that really mattered – “do you even know what he works as?”. We live in a time where we are defined by our occupational genre in a way or another. Neither being in position nor bearing the desire to challenge this predicament, however, through a selection of my choice of depiction, I present the viewer a working force I feel should be regarded. All “Rice Bowls” serve the same purpose.