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Chinese contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi will be involved with his first solo exhibition in the United States next month. The solo exhibit will feature Fanzhi’s recent portraits and landscapes-- this will be the first time that the works will be shown publicly. Zeng Fanzhi is one of the most celebrated Chinese contemporary artists. His work has sold for over $9 million at auction. His paintings explore social convention and personal identity.
According to Acquavella Galleries, “Zeng Fanzhi was born in 1964, and came of age during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. He studied at the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts in his province, where he was deeply influenced by Expressionism. From his graduate work on, Fanzhi’s painting have reflected these cultural and critical touchstones…”. Fanzhi has exhibited widely. He has had exhibits at the National Art Museum (Beijing), Santa Monica Art Centre (Barcelona), and Art Centre (Hong Kong).
Zeng Fanzhi’s solo exhibition at Acquavella Galleries will open on April 2nd and will run until May 15th, 2009. The exhibit will involve approximately 20 oil on canvas paintings. A Q&A session with Zeng Fanzhi has been scheduled. Visit www.acquavellagalleries.com for more information.
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