The Northern Hills
Ink on rice paper
H 140 x 117 cm x 3
Emerging Chinese artist Zhang Wenzhi graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing with an MFA degree in 2018.
Zhang Wenzhi’s artistic practice is largely inspired by historical research, mythology and local folklore from his hometown Dalian and the surrounding areas in Northeast China. Using with ink on paper and installation as the main media for his artistic expressions to explore and explain a realm of history, myth, and imagination.
Zhang Wenzhi was considered one of the top graduates from the CAFA class of 2018 and is a highly talented ink painter, an avid researcher of Late Qing Dynasty and early Republic history, and a collector of old documents, artifacts, and specimens. His work has entered the permanent collection of CAFA Art Museum.
1993 Born in Dalian, China
MFA, The School of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
BFA, The School of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Growth, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai
Extending Space: 2018 Dongguan Sculpture and Installation Art Festival, Dongguan Culture Center, Guangdong
Nova 100 Opening Exhibition, Guardian Art Center, Beijing
Glancing at Contemporary Chinese Artists: Insights into Tradition and Beyond, Delegation of the European Union to China, Beijing
Four Directions, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing
Kezikeshe:666666666, Cipa Gallery, Beijing
Nova 100 Opening Exhibition, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing
Nothing happened here?, IF Salon, Qingdao, Shangdong Province
A Possible World, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
CAFA Art Museum, Beijing