Above and Beyond

84’’ x 60’’

A Beginning

36’’ x 24’’

A Farewell

84’’ x 60’’


48’’ x 60’’

Blooming in the Wind

48’’ x 36’’

Blue Anthems I

60’’ x 72’’

Cherry Blossoms I

96’’ x 60’’

Cherry Blossoms II

60’’ x 96’’

Come Together

48’’ x 36’’

Hold On

60’’ x 48’’

In Your Footsteps

40’’ x 60’’


60’’ x 60’’

Like an Avalanche

72’’ x 60’’

Lingering II

48’’ x 36’’

Living in Wonder

48’’ x 72’’

Love Itself

84’’ x 60’’

Melody in Green I

36’’ x 60’’

Memories of Dawn

60’’ x 48’’

New Horizons

84’’ x 60’’

Rhythm and Blues

40’’ x 30’’


48’’ x 36’’

Sound of the Wind


State of Becoming

48’’ x 96’’

Spring Ballads

60’’ x 48’’

Summertime II

72’’ x 60’’

Summertime III

72’’ x 60’’

Tender Times

60’’ x 84’’


60’’ x 72’’

Winter Blossoms I

79’’ x 71’’


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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