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Zhang


Works

Above and Beyond


84’’ x 60’’

Blooming in the Wind


48’’ x 36’’

Breezes & Waves


40’’ x 40’’

Breezes & Waves II


72’’ x 60’’

Carnival of Light


36’’ x 48’’

Discreetly


48’’ x 48’’

Dreamers


40’’ x 30’’

Emerald Dreams


24’’ x 36’’

Fiery Awakening I, II & III


60’’ x 144’’

Finding You


60’’ x 60’’

Follow The Sun


36’’ x 60’’

From Me to You


48’’ x 60’’

Hold On


60’’ x 48’’

Imagine


60’’ x 60’’

In Our Path


40’’ x 60’’

Leaning In III


60’’ x 48’’

Let There Be II


40’’ x 72’’

Like an Avalanche


72’’ x 60’’

Lime Symphonies II


30’’ x 30’’

Long Road


60’’ x 48’’

Love Itself


84’’ x 60’’

New Horizons


84’’ x 60’’

Quiet Night


40’’ x 40’’

Rhythm and Blues II


40’’ x 40’’

Secretly


72’’ x 48’’

Silky Breeze I


20’’ x 20’’

Silky Breeze II


20’’ x 20’’

State of Becoming


48’’ x 96’’

Turquoise Lakes II


30’’ x 60’’

The In-Between


30’’ x 24’’

Wandering Path


40’’ x 30’’


Biography

Through a dynamic language of abstraction, Zhang’s oil paintings convey a visceral engagement with the surrounding natural environment while evoking the depth of human emotions. With a calligraphic execution, his bold and gestural brushstrokes demonstrate a unique physicality and spontaneity, which resonate with early influences of Abstract Expressionism and the Automatistes Movement. The luscious colors and rich textures dictate each composition by accentuating its inherent physicality, and in doing so, add a sculptural quality to the painting.

While the expressiveness of his painterly strokes make a definitive statement of their own, Zhang is not solely interested in creating the allure of texture; rather, it is part of his integral painting process to achieve an overarching state of equilibrium on canvas: between positive and negative spaces, the thick and thin, and contrasting color tones. In fact, the very act of breaking existing patterns requires great instinctive judgment and continually challenges the artist, in order to achieve a harmonious formulation of movement and thought. As such, Zhang engages in the ongoing dialogue to reinvent abstract painting by seeking to evoke a fundamental state of existence through an intimate encounter with nature, the cycle of life, and the plethora of human emotions.

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