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Chinese Portrait L Series 2006 No.10
Feng Zhengjie
Chinese Portrait L Series 2006 No.10

2006

Oil on canvas

210 x 300 cm
Reminiscent of Warhol’s screen printed celebrities, Feng’s paintings reflect a vision of futuristic pop. His generic portraits of women are influenced by promotional imagery: their exotic colours, electrified auras, and wind machine hair exude the glamour aesthetic of commodified desire. Feng appropriates these staples of western kitsch as a readymade lingo for a duplicity of ideology. His work is often discussed as capitalist critique, his empty eyed models posing as frivolous and vacant signifiers. Neither western nor Chinese in appearance, Feng’s femmes fatales are a super-hybrid of commercial beauty, a science fiction product of globalisation.
Painted in massive scale, Feng’s canvases replicate the billboards from which they were inspired. Without text, or accompanying products, Feng’s paintings streamline their hard-sell ethos. Removing all distraction, he exposes the essence of temptation, magnifying the sex appeal of fantasy lifestyle and its gulf of intangibility. Transposing these disposable sentiments through his highly refined painting technique, Feng glorifies the allure of advertising as epic, enduring, and numbingly empty.
Chinese Portrait  L Series 2006 No. 11
Feng Zhengjie
Chinese Portrait L Series 2006 No. 11

2006

Oil on canvas

210 x 300 cm
Reminiscent of Warhol’s screen printed celebrities, Feng’s paintings reflect a vision of futuristic pop. His generic portraits of women are influenced by promotional imagery: their exotic colours, electrified auras, and wind machine hair exude the glamour aesthetic of commodified desire. Feng appropriates these staples of western kitsch as a readymade lingo for a duplicity of ideology. His work is often discussed as capitalist critique, his empty eyed models posing as frivolous and vacant signifiers. Neither western nor Chinese in appearance, Feng’s femmes fatales are a super-hybrid of commercial beauty, a science fiction product of globalisation.

Painted in massive scale, Feng’s canvases replicate the billboards from which they were inspired. Without text, or accompanying products, Feng’s paintings streamline their hard-sell ethos. Removing all distraction, he exposes the essence of temptation, magnifying the sex appeal of fantasy lifestyle and its gulf of intangibility. Transposing these disposable sentiments through his highly refined painting technique, Feng glorifies the allure of advertising as epic, enduring, and numbingly empty.
Chinese Portrait P Series 2006 No. 01
Feng Zhengjie
Chinese Portrait P Series 2006 No. 01

2006

Oil on canvas

300 x 400cm
Chinese Portrait  P Series 2006 No. 02
Feng Zhengjie
Chinese Portrait P Series 2006 No. 02

2006

Oil on canvas

300 x 400cm
China Series No.3
Feng Zhengjie
China Series No.3

2006

Oil on canvas

Reminiscent of Warhol’s screen printed celebrities, Feng’s paintings reflect a vision of futuristic pop. His generic portraits of women are influenced by promotional imagery: their exotic colours, electrified auras, and wind machine hair exude the glamour aesthetic of commodified desire. Feng appropriates these staples of western kitsch as a readymade lingo for a duplicity of ideology. His work is often discussed as capitalist critique, his empty eyed models posing as frivolous and vacant signifiers. Neither western nor Chinese in appearance, Feng’s femmes fatales are a super-hybrid of commercial beauty, a science fiction product of globalisation.
Painted in massive scale, Feng’s canvases replicate the billboards from which they were inspired. Without text, or accompanying products, Feng’s paintings streamline their hard-sell ethos. Removing all distraction, he exposes the essence of temptation, magnifying the sex appeal of fantasy lifestyle and its gulf of intangibility. Transposing these disposable sentiments through his highly refined painting technique, Feng glorifies the allure of advertising as epic, enduring, and numbingly empty.






Other artists in
THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES: NEW CHINESE ART

Zhang Dali    Zeng Fanzhi    Wang Guangyi    Zheng Guogu    Zhang Haiying    Zhang Hongtu    Zhang Huan    Qiu Jie    Xiang Jing    Shi Jinsong    Fang Lijun    Yue Minjun    Li Qing    Wu Shanzhuan    Shen Shaomin    Li Songsong    Zhan Wang    Liu Wei    Zhang Xiaogang    Zhang Xiaotao    Cang Xin    Shi Xinning    Li Yan    Bai Yiluo    Sun Yuan and Peng Yu    Yin Zhaohui    Feng Zhengjie

Feng Zhengjie's BIOGRAPHY

Feng Zhengjie
1968
Born in Sichuan Province, China

Lives and works in Beijing, China


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2007
Paintings of Feng Zhengjie, Tilton Gallery, New York

2006
Paintings of Feng Zhengjie, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Very Red and Very Green, Xin Dong Cheng Space for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
A Beautiful Deception, Shine Art Space, Shanghai, China

2005
Paintings of Feng Zhengjie, Marella Gallery, Milan, Italy
Paintings of Feng Zhengjie, Goethe Art Center, Taichung, Taiwan
Paintings of Feng Zhengjie, Galerie De Bellecour, Lyon, France

2004
Kitsch As A Face of Chinese Society, Vanessa Art House, Jakarta, Indonesia; Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
Kitsch As A Face Of Chinese Society, Soobin Art Gallery, Singapore
The Beautiful Poison, Suka Art Space, Korea

2003
Regards vers l'Est, Regards vers l"oust, Albert Benamou Gallery, Paris, France

2002
Paintings of Feng Zhengjie, M.K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania Packaging, Xin Dong CHENG's Space for International Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2001
Coolness, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, Canada

1996
Recounting of Skin, Art Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, China


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2007
Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
China Onward, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebak, Denmark
Starting from the Southwest-Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southwest China, Guangdong
Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Chinese Contemporary SOCART, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2006
Varied Images, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
The Node of Art, Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum, Changsha, China
Basel International Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery HYUNDAI, Basel, Switzerland
Jiang Hu: Part I, Tilton Gallery, Kustera Tilton Gallery, New York. Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles,
USA
Beyond the Canvas, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Four&Gate, Gallery Gate, Beijing, China
1st Annual Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing,
China
Vanity Beauties, Marella Gallery, Beijing, China

2005
Good Girls – Bad Girls, The Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK
Grounding Reality -- Chinese Contemporary Art, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Made In China, Willem Kerseboom Fine Art, Bergen, Netherlands
Challenging the Traditional Visual Limits, Shine Art Space, Shanghai, China
Beauty, Rudolf Budja Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Chinese Contemporary Painting, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy
Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czechoslovakia
ARCO’05, Juan Carlos I Exhibition Centre, Madrid, Spain
China Contemporary Painting, Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmioin Bologna, Italy

2004
Young Artists from Korea, China and Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The First Salon of Art in Autumn, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
Chinart, Sa Llonja, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The First Nominative Exhibition of Fine Arts Literature, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts Museum, Wuhan,
China
Chinart, Municipal Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland
New Perspectives in Chinese Painting, Marella Art Contemporary, Milan, Italy
Hua Jia Di, China Art Seasons, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art, Marseille Contemporary Art Museum, Marseille, France
Forbidden Senses, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterrand, Perigueux, France

2003
Image from Image, Shenzhen Art Museum, Guangdong Province, China Chinart, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Hungary Chinese Art Today, The Art Museum of China Millenium Monument, Beijing, China Femmes de Chine, Veronique Maxe Gallery, Paris, France

2002
Dialogue with Asia, Vika Gallery, Oslo, Norway The First Chengdu Biennial: Beijing Invitation Exhibition, Art Museum of China Century Monument, Beijing
Korea Contemporary Art Festival, Seoul, Korea

2001
The First Chengdu Biennial, Chengdu Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China Who am I? Kempinsky, Beijing, China Dialogue With Dali, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Next Generation: East Asia Contemporary Art, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

2000
The Academic Exhibition of Beijing Oil Painting, Huanyu Sutra Gallery, Beijing China Plane, China Women Center, Beijing, China