Zhu Jinshi


BIOGRAPHY
Zhu Jinshi produces abstract paintings whose surfaces are built up with thick, near-sculptural layers of oil paint. Resembling colorful landscapes, Zhu’s images range in palette and scale, but the artist is known to always apply his oil paint with spatulas and shovels. Producing dense lashings of color, the artist’s method recalls the style and techniques espoused by the German Expressionists, who Zhu was profoundly influenced by during his years living in Berlin. Zhu belonged to a group of Chinese avant-garde artists named the Stars, which formed in 1979 to challenge aesthetic conventions and exhibit their work publicly. The group, which included the famous dissident artist Ai Weiwei, was granted an exhibition in 1980 at Beijing’s National Gallery, a breakthrough in Chinese cultural expression that helped to establish the creative force of the individual. “Although I operate within the realm of form,” Zhu has said, “my idea is to go beyond the limitations set by form and break free.” He has also produced photographic, video, installation, and performance works.

Chinese, b. 1954, Beijing, China

SOLO SHOWS ON ARTSY
2016
Detached from Colour: ZHU JINSHI, Pearl Lam Galleries, Central Hong Kong
I. FAIR HISTORY ON ARTSY
2016
Pearl Lam Galleries at West Bund Art & Design 2016
2016
Pearl Lam Galleries at EXPO CHICAGO 2016, Chicago
2016
Blum & Poe at Art Basel 2016, Basel
2016
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art16, London
2016
Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2016
2015
Blum & Poe at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015, Miami Beach
2015
Pearl Lam Galleries at KIAF 2015, 서울

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