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Michael Andrew Law meets with Zeng Fanzhi 曾梵志

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00
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羅卓睿 and 曾梵志

Michael Andrew Law 羅卓睿 meets with Zeng Fanzhi 曾梵志

 

Zeng Fanzhi (Chinese: 曾梵志; born 1964 in Wuhan, Hubei) is a contemporary Chinese artist based in Beijing.

From the earliest stages of his career, Zeng Fanzhi’s paintings have been marked by their emotional directness, the artist’s intuitive psychological sense, and his carefully calibrated expressionistic technique. Moving to Beijing in the early 1990s, Zeng’s art displayed an immediate shift, responding to his immersion in a more superficial environment, his seminal Mask series displaying the tensions between the artist’s dominant existential concerns and an ironic treatment of the pomposity and posturing inherent to his new contemporary urban life. Throughout, Zeng’s expressionistic techniques run counter to such techniques’ conventional usage. That is, Zeng’s representation of raw, exposed flesh or awkwardly oversized hands is not an attempt at pure emotional expression, but instead play against the superficially composed appearances of his subjects, an ironic treatment of emotional performance as a metaphor for a lost self, of stunted self-realization.

In May 2008, Christie’s Hong Kong pioneered the Asian Contemporary Art Evening sale. Zeng Fanzhi’s Mask Series No.6 was sold for HK$75,367,500. Christie’s Hong Kong set a world auction record for the artist in 2008.

In October 2013, Sotheby’s Hong Kong at the Asian Contemporary 40th Anniversary Sale, Zeng Fanzhi’s The Last Supper was sold for US$23.3 million, setting a new record for contemporary Asian artwork.

 

Michael Andrew Law meets with Zeng Fanzhi 曾梵志

Michael Andrew Law Finally meets with the legendary Artist Murakami Takashi 村上隆

Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00
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 羅卓睿 and 村上隆

Michael Andrew Law 羅卓睿 Finally meets with the legendary Murakami Takashi 村上隆

 

Takashi Murakami (村上 隆 born February 1, 1962) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial media (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He coined the term superflat, which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of post-war Japanese culture and society, and is also used for Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced.


 

 

 

 

Murakami is the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., through which he manages several younger artists and organizes the biannual art fair Geisai.

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