Zhang Jian-Jun 張健君, ‘First Drop of Water #35’, 2016, Painting, Ink, oil paint, acrylic, and rice paper on canvas, Pearl Lam Galleries
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First Drop of Water #35, 2016

Ink, oil paint, acrylic, and rice paper on canvas
47 1/5 × 39 2/5 in
120 × 100 cm
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Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Shanghai
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Zhang Jian-Jun 張健君
Chinese, b. 1955
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In painting, photography, installation, and video performances, Zhang Jianjun reflects on the rapid transformation of Chinese urban landscapes and cultures. For one installation, Zhang planted a giant ink stone within a pool of water—mimicking Chinese grotto stones—around which a black lake of ink formed. In others, Zhang added handmade forms to existing buildings in Shanghai in order to humanize them. For Vestiges of a Process: Shikumen Project (2008), the artist painted a water-based image in the site of a half-torn-down building complex in Shanghai; the image, which depicted the building’s former appearance, was designed to fade, mirroring the structure’s transience. Best known for his large-scale installations, Zhang also produces abstract ink-on-paper paintings that express influences from both the Chinese tradition of ink and landscape painting and Western abstraction.

Zhang Jian-Jun 張健君, ‘First Drop of Water #35’, 2016, Painting, Ink, oil paint, acrylic, and rice paper on canvas, Pearl Lam Galleries
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Zhang Jian-Jun 張健君
Chinese, b. 1955
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In painting, photography, installation, and video performances, Zhang Jianjun reflects on the rapid transformation of Chinese urban landscapes and cultures. For one installation, Zhang planted a giant ink stone within a pool of water—mimicking Chinese grotto stones—around which a black lake of ink formed. In others, Zhang added handmade forms to existing buildings in Shanghai in order to humanize them. For Vestiges of a Process: Shikumen Project (2008), the artist painted a water-based image in the site of a half-torn-down building complex in Shanghai; the image, which depicted the building’s former appearance, was designed to fade, mirroring the structure’s transience. Best known for his large-scale installations, Zhang also produces abstract ink-on-paper paintings that express influences from both the Chinese tradition of ink and landscape painting and Western abstraction.

First Drop of Water #35, 2016

Ink, oil paint, acrylic, and rice paper on canvas
47 1/5 × 39 2/5 in
120 × 100 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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