Zhang Enli

Born in Shanghai, 1965 and lives in Shanghai

Zhang Enli graduated from Wuxi Technical University, Arts and Design Institute in 1989 and currently living in Shanghai. For Zhang Enli, painting itself is a vital activity, no matter his brushes are featuring human activities or illustrating daily objects.
As a painter who depicts the world in the perspective of daily life, Zhang devotes same attention and passion into every single bucket, wardrobe and individual. All the involved presentation is not only a re-presentation but an expression as well. Regarding the painting skills, a specific texture and volume of a single object or a group could be sensed through the transformation and conversion of lines and dimensions. Immersed in the inherent space of canvas, some of the objects in the paintings give a feeling that they are dissolved in the thin paint.
In terms of his space painting installations, what does matter is that he breaks all the conventions of the installation art today. Instead of placing single object together to create a so-called installation, ZHANG focuses on the installation art which speaks an artistic language of painting. While entering his painting installation, what stands among visitors is a dual sense of emptiness that integrated between the time and space. The beingness and the loneliness of the removed objects are featured by the traces they have left in the space. In this circumstance, the involvement of thinking and visualising generated between ‘existence’ and ‘nothingness’ in his paintings, has stimulated much reflection about the idea.

Duddell’s presents: ICA Off-Site, Hong Kongese
A large commercial neon sign from Hong Kong’s recent past introduces an exhibition that captures...
12 Mar 2015 - 22 Jun 2015
Dont’ Shoot The Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection.
New event with masterpieces from the UBS Art Collection: the GAM and the Municipality of Milan with UBS...
17 Jun 2015 - 04 Oct 2015
Cut, Etch, Print
Element Art Space presents ‘Cut, Etch, Print’ a showcase of etchings by leading contemporary Chinese...
15 Jan 2016 - 14 Feb 2016
The Uncertain, or the Shelved…
The diversified perspectives have been finalised after sourcing through numerous artists’ studios....
17 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
ShanghART celebrates its 20th anniversary and the inauguration of its new gallery building located in...
10 Nov 2016 - 15 Feb 2017
Zhang Enli: Intangible
Hauser & Wirth Zürich showcases a new series of paintings by Zhang Enli. The oil on canvas works...
12 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Antarctic Pavilion
The Russian artist, seaman and philosopher Alexander Ponomarev but also project’s founder and Commissioner,...
11 May 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Emerald City at K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
“Emerald City” is a group exhibition bringing to life a cross-section of artistic approaches...
27 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
Emerald City at chi art space
“Emerald City” is a group exhibition bringing to life a cross-section of artistic approaches...
28 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
Assembling is a collective two-parts project: an exhibition in K11’s main exhibition hall and a city...
27 May 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Sanguine: Luc Tuymans on Baroque
Organized with M KHA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp) and KMSKA (Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp)...
18 Oct 2018 - 25 Feb 2019
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