Zhang Enli Intangible 无形 at Hauser & Wirth Zurich

  • Hauser & Wirth Zurich 270 Limmatstrasse Zürich, ZH, 8005 Switzerland

Hauser & Wirth Zürich is delighted to showcase a new series of paintings by Zhang Enli. The oil on canvas works take inspiration from the artist’s abstract Space Paintings, marking a significant departure from the figurative renderings of utilitarian objects and nature, for which he is best known. In the Space Paintings Zhang Enli covers the walls, ceilings and floors of a room with expressive marks and delicate washes of colour, to create visceral, atmospheric environments. For the new body of work Zhang Enli has advanced this uninhibited, intuitive approach; he has developed a looser abstract language of gesture and movement whilst maintaining a deeply personal and contemplative approach to his subject matter. Realised in a palette of soft blues, greens and browns, the paintings encourage both a visual and experiential engagement with the artist’s sensitive perception of his surroundings, demonstrating a ceaseless, intense scrutiny of ways of seeing.