PROCESS 2005–SOLO exhibition of Zhang Yongzheng
Opening:Friday 20:00 2005/10/14
Add:Xi Ba Road No.101,LOFT, Kunming,Yunnan,China
Preface by Zhang Quan:
Nature endows species with abundant forms of creatures. Each individual life discloses to us the secret of Nature. Who arranges seasons, shift of day and night, sun light, rains and snows for us? And who makes dawn and dusk, rivers and forests, birth and death
During this era of airships, the exploration into individual life is still of our interest. We will not understand the universe before we can understand ourselves.
The work “Process” means, human being are a part of Nature. Through the internal spiritual activities by human being, Nature will, in different possible ways, reveal to us the secret of both our lives and the universe.
What I’m doing here is not for memorizing or extolling , but only for expressing. For a certain period of time. I have been curious about the changes caused by the texture of oil painting materials: smooth and rough, dry and moist, sharp and soft. This drove me to create such a series of oil paintings. While, my ideas are far beyond this . For example , the usage of red colors in the background of warm grey is different from my early Gallop. They are purer and more implicit-the numerous red flowers and the listless person with wings.
Simplicity was just what I wanted to express in this series. To refuse the profundity and the illusion brought about by so called culture was my aim here!