November 10, 2015
A major exhibition of new paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Zeng Fanzhi is on view at Gagosian New York’s 24th Street location. Zeng’s recent paintings oscillate between meticulous naturalism and gestural expressionism. Jagged black tree branches, almost cartoonish in their concise treatment and sinister appearance, eclipse sprawling nocturnal landscapes. In other paintings, disconnected branches are isolated against abstract pink, purple, and black grounds of sweeping horizontal brushstrokes.
The following images contain photographs of the creation of Blue (2015), a landscape painting in the exhibition. These images, which show the work at various stages of production, provide a rare look into Zeng’s artistic process.
"Zeng Fanzhi: Paintings, Drawings, and Two Sculptures" is on view through December 23, 2015 at Gagosian Gallery West 24th Street, New York.