Zeng Fanzhi

Born in Wuhan, 1964 and lives in Beijing

Zeng Fanzhi is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing. At the beginning of his career Fanzhi’s paintings were marked by an emotional directness and expressionistic technique. He moved to Beijing in the early 1990s and his work took a turn in response to his new and more superficial environment, his work began to draw upon the isolation and instability of contemporary life.  Influenced by German Expressionism Zeng uses bold brushstrokes to depict figures with exaggerated features, he recently has referenced Chinese traditional art and calligraphy.

Zeng Fanzhi in Paris
Zeng Fanzhi has been deploying since the 1990s a distinctive language marked by his kinship with both...
17 Oct 2013 - 16 Feb 2014
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art
M+ Sigg Collection: Four Decades of Chinese Contemporary Art is a rigorously curated exhibition of highlights...
23 Feb 2016 - 05 Apr 2016
M+ West Kowloon Cultural District
Hong Kong
ShanghART celebrates its 20th anniversary and the inauguration of its new gallery building located in...
10 Nov 2016 - 15 Feb 2017
ShanghART West Bund
Zeng Fanzhi: In the Studio
In the Studio is a three-part exhibition, held in three different locations, namely Zurich, London and...
02 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
Hauser & Wirth London
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