Oil on canvas
250.1 x 350.2 x 6.7 cm / 98 1/2 x 137 7/8 x 2 5/8 in

Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng Fanzhi was born in Wuhan, China in 1964 and graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in Wuhan in 1991. One of the most celebrated artists working today, Zeng is lauded across the globe for his technical mastery and ability to conjure emotion from his subject matter.


An artist of constantly evolving style and subject matter, Zeng Fanzhi has created a series of ‘Untitled’ works that herald a new level of engagement with abstraction and a progression from his ‘This Land So Rich In Beauty’ series. Here, Zeng’s signature dark and contorted tree branches, vines and scraggy grasses have evolved into thin, energetic brushstrokes and taken the forefront as dominant rather than decorative elements. Breaking first from the popular Cynical Realism style of his Mask series, and then from representation altogether, Zeng’s recent work represents a turn to introspection and deeper contemplation on the intersection of Western art and philosophy with Chinese traditional styles and subject matter.

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