• For Zhang Fan, creation is the experience of facing painting history alone, which is an exploration of the art form of painting. In recent years, "writing", the Chinese traditional art form has becoming the main content of his painting. As an art means that has long been alienated in contemporary culture, Zhang Fan does not want "write" to become a copy of the ancient relics, nor to pursue the trend of the era of change. "Self-narrating", "Improvisation" series is the winner of Three Thousand Wasted Paintings. Artist created day after day, year after year, this process has nothing to do with contemporary, but there is something relationship between them in the unseen world.


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  • Zhang Fan was born in 1975 in Qingdao, Shandong Province. He received his Bachelor’s Degree (1998) and Master’s Degree (2002) from the Department of Printmaking in Central Academy of Fine Arts, China. Now he lives and works in Beijing.

    Zhang Fan's works exemplify his enduring inquiry into the art form of painting. In recent years, the role of "writing" in Chinese traditional art has become the central theme of his exploration of the universe of painting. The gestures present in “writing” are reflected directly by the traces of lines on the tableaux. Traces originating in the most primitive gestures of writing rapidly give the work a coordinated sense of rhythm, detail, texture and emotion.

    These elements instantaneously emerge in the process of “writing” and the artist’s task is to seize opportunities and make them inevitable – what we see in his paintings is the outcome.
    Ginkgo Space
    0086-10-57626135
    info@ginkgospace.cn
    #65, 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Rd., Chaoyang Dst., 100015, Beijing, China