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Zhang


Works

Another Path


30’’ x 40’’

Blue Eyes


40’’ x 40’’

In Rhapsody II


72’’ x 48’’

Last Minty Bliss


60’’ x 60’’

Meeting Again I


60’’ x 60’’

Meeting Again II


60’’ x 60’’

Near and Far


60’’ x 84’’

Seeing Through


48’’ x 72’’

Willow


48’’ x 48’’

Wind and Petals


48’’ x 60’’

All the Way


60’’ x 48’’

Carnival of Light


36’’ x 48’’

Fading Dawn


36’’ x 60’’

Falling In


60’’ x 72’’

Fiery Awakening I, II & III


60’’ x 144’’

Follow Our Paths


40’’ x 60’’

In the Moment


36’’ x 48’’

Inside Out II


48’’ x 36’’

Leaning In III


60’’ x 48’’

Leaves & Twirls


48’’ x 48’’

Let There Be III


40’’ x 72’’

New Horizons


84’’ x 60’’

Night and Day


36’’ x 36’’

Out of the Woods I


24’’ x 18’’

Quiet Passion


60’’ x 48’’

Serene Days


40’’ x 40’’

The Fleeting Moment


48’’ x 36’’

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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