About the artist
About the artist
Zhang Guangyu (张 广宇) graduated from Central Saint Martins with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012. He started his career exploring ink textures and colours through digital and printing techniques producing limited editions pigment print on fine art paper. Today, he is also making large scale oil and acrylic paintings and develops 3D animations of his works.
Zhang’s works are saturated, densely layered portals that shift between kaleidoscopic abstractions and surreal landscapes. His work presents the aesthetic impression produced by the fusion of strongly contrasting elements, such as Eastern and Western cultures, geometry and vagueness, classical and contemporary art.
In 2021, Hennessy Paradis x Maotai Museum is collaborating with artist Zhang Guangyu to create a prestige box in the colours of his creation “The Great Overlapping”, now on display at the Moët Hennessy China headquarters.
The artist pays tribute to his roots by imitating the finish of ink-based art in the representation of idealised landscapes, turning the script on its head by incorporating the Western approach of occupying all available space with elements that are more saturated than is expected of Eastern art.
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