Zhang Zhen Jiang (张振江) Page 1
Leona Craig Art Gallery
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Guangzhou (Canton), China
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|866.||Sentient Beings no. 2,
original abstract oil painting by Zhang Zhen Jiang (2010)
In the fiery start of the universe, you, me, us, all living things have no identity, no individuality. We are ageless and only one small phase of a mad and freaky eternal process.
The painting is filled with heads of people in various levels of abstraction. We liked it for its theme, its colors, and its style.
|China by the Numbers
1978-2008, original oil painting by Zhang Zhen Jiang (2008)
The land is yellow; the flag is red. Over the 30 years from 1978 to 2008, China has experimented and struggled. The people have amassed a great many things, but they have lost a lot, too. The string of economic data make us proud, but a sequence of events has left us speechless. The sun still shines bright, the red flag still flutters over the land, and yellow land is still massive.
|Black Mountain Village, original
oil painting by Zhang Zhenjiang (2012)
While the scenes that China projects of itself to the world have huge modern skyscrapers, most of the country, even inside those modern cities, is made up of brick buildings with tile roofs. Indeed, I can see the tall smokestacks of four brick "factories" near the university where I teach, outside one of those modern cities.
In this quaint scene, it is May. The warm sun shines on the gates of Black Mountain Village. Up close or in the distance, the mountains shimmer in the sun for everyone to enjoy. Touched by the excitement and beauty of the moment, Zhang felt compelled to pick up his brush and paint the scene. He wasn't painting the view, though, but the mood of the moment.
We liked the simple beauty of this oh so typical scene of today's China, especially the way he has done the shadows of the house, the electric line and the tree, making stark contrasts to emphasize the brightness of the unseen sun.
|The Natural Number
20082868, original mixed media on canvas by Zhang Zhen Jiang (2009)
Sometime, somewhere, someone and something, in a certain setting, everything was so uncertain. Little A stood there, tall and upright and burning with desire. She closed her eyes and wrote down the number 20082868, spontaneously. It seemed whimsical, at first, yet complicated, in reality.
|Nude no.7, original watercolor painting
by Zhang Zhen Jiang (2011)
This painting reminded me of the figures that Michelangelo made for the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Many of those figures are shown in reclining positions, and the colors and style just gave it that same feeling, to me.
|Beneath the Surface of Guo Jiagou
Village, original mixed media by Zhang Zhen Jiang (2010)
Loess, fine yellow-brown soil, carried by the winds from Central Asia and deposited over China, provided a basis for early productive farming, in China. The Loess Plateau, also know as the Huangtu Plateau, is located in Northern China, covering most of Shanxi and Shaanxi Provence, as well as part of Gansu and Inner Mongolia.
Dark blue sky, bright orange clay. A brush of Chinese Red was bright and shining! The truly discerning eye penetrates the heavy yellow-brown loess earth that blankets the land and glimpses the mysterious heart of the power of this Divine Land!
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