These three silkscreen print editions are superb examples of his haunting, unmistakable
work. In the case of No. 26, the ethereal beauty is shown parting her lips as if to utter a
word of invitation or perhaps declination. Whatever the choice, it is she who is in
complete control of the visual communication. Portraits No. 38 and 53 up the ante with
their refined energy and formal beauty.
Born 1968 in Sichuan province, Feng Zhengjie graduated from the Education Department of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 where he continued his studies and received an M.F.A. in oil painting in 1995. He currently lives in Beijing.
Since his first solo exhibition at Capital Normal University in 1996, he has held numerous solo exhibitions all over the world in countries such as Canada, France, Norway and Korea. Selected group shows include The Second and Third Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Beijing (1994-95); Rouges, Loft Gallery, Paris (2001); The First Chengdu Biennale (2001); The First Guangzhou Triennial (2002); International Biennale of Contemporary Art Prague (2005) and Basel International Contemporary Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (2006); The Thermocline - New Asian Waves, ZMK Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007); Intimate Trend - Painting from Sichuan and Taiwan, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2008).
Feng Zhengjie is one of the most established artists of the Gaudy Art generation which emerged during the mid-1990s.
Since 2003, Feng Zhengjie?s trademark signature has been his portraits of beautiful
women painted in bold acid colours. At first glance their faces appear perfect with
flawless skin and controlled hair grooming. Yet, the women sport unsettling diverging
eyes that have over the years been reduced to mere pinpoints. For the artist, these
deformed eyes are mirrors to the soul and hint that the perfection masks a world of
The series has evolved subtly over the years with the faces becoming more stylized, the
eyes more divergent. In his Chinese Portrait 2008, the women?s flawless faces have
been air-brushed to perfection, their bee-stung lips highlighted in sexy crimson lipstick
and their heads are surrounded by a halo making them even more unattainable and
35 color silkscreen on 490gram smooth custom paper
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