ZENG FANZHI – Man and His Beast

Lunch at Zeng Fanzhi



Lunch at ZENG FANZHI in his Bejing home together with his grandparents, his daughter HAO’ER, his wife HE LIJUN and LORENZ HELBLING, director of Shanghart Galleries.

Works from the MEAT and MASK series.

ZENG FANZHI:”My family encouraged me to take up painting to keep me off the street.”
LORENZ HELBLING:”Zeng Fanzhi is one of the major artists shaping Chinese Culture of today. He is reinventing himself all the time.”
ZENG FANZHI:”I’ve never been interested in my art becoming a symbol of political ideas. I just want to portray my inner feelings and the people around me.”
ZENG FANZHI:”I grew up during the Cultural Revolution. These ideologies take a lot of space in my mind…but my work remains personal. It is of introspective nature. My work reflects my personal life and my emotions in Communist China today.

Zeng Fanzhi was born 1964 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.