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Zhang


Works

Deliberately


36’’ x 48’’

In Tandem


48’’ x 36’’

Lifted


60’’ x 60’’

Like Tomorrow


48’’ x 48’’

Spring Remedy


48’’ x 72’’

After Rain


36’’ x 60’’

After Rain II


32’’ x 60’’

All the Way


60’’ x 48’’

Back and Around


48’’ x 60’’

Blue Eyes


40’’ x 40’’

Breaking Away I & II


48’’ x 96’’

Evening Waltz


30’’ x 60’’

Falling In


60’’ x 72’’

Fiery Awakening I, II & III


60’’ x 144’’

In Becoming


48’’ x 96’’

In Pursuit


36’’ x 48’’

Inner Path


36 x 48

Last Minty Bliss


60’’ x 60’’

Meeting Again II


60’’ x 60’’

New Beginnings


48’’ x 96’’

New Beginnings II


48’’ x 96’’

Sage and Cream


60’’ x 72’’

Sea Harmony


60’’ x 48’’

Snowfalls II


40’’ x 30’’

Seeing Through


48’’ x 72’’

Willow


48’’ x 48’’

Wind and Petals


48’’ x 60’’

Winter Embrace II


18’’ x 24’’


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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