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Shanghai / 中文

Zhang Enli

December 15, 2011

Exploring everyday beauty with the classical Chinese artist

  • Text by Karchun Leung

In the era which forges globalisation at an unprecedented speed, the important Chinese artist Zhang Enli proposes the opposite. He is obsessed with the empty sphere and what he calls, “Gray Scale” rather than the universal aesthetics. He explores that point where social activity and the structure of system meets. Everyday life. He then constructs scenarios based on both spiritual and mental ideals. His newly completed series at the Shangahi Art Museum is entitled “Still Life and Space” and focuses on objects that are the least attractive yet the most widely used and the most unlikely to be noticed in everyday life. These are objects that fascinate the artist.

Zhang Enli runs to December 22 at Shanghai Art Museum @

No. 325 West Nanjing Road

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