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Highly regarded for his ability to reinvigorate his own artistic techniques and forms, Zeng Fanzhi’s art works explore line and control, time and singularity and the interplay between concealment and display. He has grappled with these themes with fierce independence and endurance throughout his career.

This exhibition, named after a graphical line singled out from Zeng’s work, examines the manner in which the artist manipulates texture to render subject matter both as layers of memory and of paint. Comprising 9 artworks, Zeng Fanzhi Line presents a selection of paintings, sculpture and works on paper produced by the artist over the last quarter century.

Widely credited for his engagement with the historical discourse on art both from the East and the West, Zeng has become one of the most renowned and recognizable names in the practice of contemporary art today. We are honored to make a contribution to this conversation through an exhibition in which the artist’s breadth, complexity and insight are on rich display.

About artist:

Zeng Fanzhi was born in Wuhan, China in 1964, and lives and works in Beijing. Solo exhibitions include: “Zeng Fanzhi: Idealism,” Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2007); “Zeng Fanzhi,” Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne de Metropole (2007); “Zeng Fanzhi,” Fundación Godia, Barcelona (2009-2010); “2010: Zeng Fanzhi,” Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai (2010); “Zeng Fanzhi”, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong (2011); “Zeng Fanzhi”, Gagosian Gallery, London (2012-2013); “Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings and Two Sculptures”, Gagosian Gallery, New York (2015); “Zeng Fanzhi: Parcours”, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2016); and “Zeng Fanzhi | Van Gogh”, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (2017). Conceived as a single show spanning three locations simultaneously in Zurich, London and Hong Kong, “Zeng fanzhi: In the Studio” represents at Hauser & Writh in 2018. His works have also been featured in various group exhibitions, including: the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); “The World Belongs to You,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2011–12);  "Prima Materia,” Punta Della Dogna, Venice, Italy (2013); “Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013–14), etc. Zeng’s work was the subject of a phased retrospective at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2013–14. Invited by the specially commissioned exhibition at the Musée du Louvre in 2014, his painting From 1830 till now No. 4 (2014) was shown alongside Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People (1830).

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曾梵志1964年生于中国武汉市,现于北京居住和创作。他曾在多个博物馆及机构举行个展,包括新加坡美术馆的「曾梵志:理想主义」(2007年)、圣艾蒂安现代美术馆的「曾梵志」(2007年)、巴塞罗纳高迪基金会的「曾梵志」(2009年)、上海外滩美术馆的「2010·曾梵志」(2010年)、北京尤伦斯当代艺术中心的「曾梵志:散步」(2016年)及阿姆斯特丹梵高美术馆的「曾梵志 | 梵高」(2017年)。2018年秋季,展览「曾梵志」于豪瑟沃斯苏黎世、伦敦和香港三地同时举办。曾梵志也参与多个联展,包括第53届威尼斯双年展(2009年)、意大利威尼斯格拉西宫的「世界属于你」(2011–2012年)、意大利威尼斯海关大楼的「原始物质」(2013年)、纽约大都会艺术博物馆的「水墨艺术:当代中国艺术的今夕与共」(2013–2014年)等等。他亦曾于2013至2014年在巴黎现代艺术博物馆举行大型阶段性回顾展。在2014年应邀于卢浮宫举行的特别展览中,他的作品《从1830年至今No. 4》(2014年)与欧仁·德拉克罗瓦的名作《自由领导人民》(1830年)并列展出。