From June 1 to June 24, 2006
L.A. Galerie – Lothar Albrecht is presenting in his first solo exhibition outside China
ZHAO NENGZHI „FACES"
Zhao Nengzhi was born 1968 near Sichuan where he studied fine arts. He lives and works in Beijing and Chengdu.
"Swollen and hysterical shapes with ambiguous emotions, vague and empty grey background, entangled and knotted touches: a series of works by artist Zhao Nengzhi, dominated by human faces and called "Facial Expression," started unfolding in the late 1990s. The works persistently articulated ambiguous, undefined emotions with richly varied language. Many have tried to explain and attribute such emotions to the contemporary sense of distance and absurdity. Interestingly, the artist himself has often denied such explicit literary understanding of his work. …
We have seen many human faces in contemporary Chinese art since the 1980s. Zhao Nengzhi, after Geng Jianyi, Zhang Xiaogong, Fan Lijun, Yue Minjun, Zhen Fanzhi and Yang Shaobin, has found his own language, constructing his own lexicon. Various faces of today's society are presented in relatively abstract forms in his painting and made into the specimen of the contemporary spirit. Together with the above mentioned artists, Zhao Nengzhi is painting portraits of Chinese society at the beginning of the 21st century." (from a text by Li Xu)
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