Catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the Ludwig Museum Koblenz, 2018
With texts by Beate Reifenscheid, Zhang Xiaoling, Zhu Qi, Peng Feng, Cai Pengcheng, Lennart Utterstrom, Yang Wie
Ed.: Beate Reifenscheid
231 pages with 161 coloured illustrations, 30.0 x 24.0 cm, hardcover
Wienand publishing house, 2018
Zhang Fangbai, whose art is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese painting, has developed his own unique visual language, which makes due with only a few emblematic forms. These reflect the artist’s spiritual search, which can also be understood in the Western art world. In his reduction of means, as well as in his individual, powerfully expressive brushstrokes, the spirituality of earlier generations of artists reveals itself in a contemporary form.