Zhang Enli, Chinese abstract painter who wasn’t boxed in by his early figurative art

//Zhang Enli, Chinese abstract painter who wasn’t boxed in by his early figurative art

Zhang Enli, Chinese abstract painter who wasn’t boxed in by his early figurative art

Zhang Enli is a Chinese artist whose 30-year career has often defied mainstream trends. When peers such as Zeng Fanzhi traded dark, expressionistic paintings of the gritty urban underbelly for a brand of gaudy cynicism, Zhang stuck with his dark-hued portraits of the butchers he saw in his neighbourhood wet market.Grim-faced and blood-splattered, they are given pink, sinewy arms that look rather like the raw meat lying on top of their chopping boards.Works such as the “Butcher” series were not…

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