FEAST Projects is proud to announce ZAO WOU-KI – BEYOND, a solo exhibition of watercolour paintings by the prominent Chinese French artist ZAO WOU-KI.
ZAO Wou-Ki (趙無極), at 92 years old, is a Chinese French painter and one of the world’s most prominent contemporary artist. Highlights of his life long achievements include: election to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in France, the decoration of Grand Officier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’Honneur by the President of France, the Praemium Imperiale Award for Painting by the Japanese Art Association in Tokyo, Japan and numerous important solo and retrospective shows in museums throughout the world, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in France; the National Art Museum of China; and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, to name a few.
On view will be a group of exceptional, large watercolour paintings coming directly from the artist’s studio, dated from 2004 to 2009. They belong to the most recent period in Zao Wou-Ki’s work: a series of large format watercolours that have dominated his pictorial output since 2004. The works show a masterly control mixed with a spontaneous fluidity. Some were painted from nature, directly observing subjects such as flamboyant flowers, intertwining branches or a symphonic landscape. They convey with freshness and immediacy Zao’s intimate appreciation of Chinese and Western culture.
A few works will be previewed during FINE ART ASIA, Asia’s leading international fine art fair, in Hong Kong from 4 – 7 October 2012.
A fully illustrated colour catalogue will be available at the time of the exhibition.
Gallery is closed from 16 December 2012 to 1 January 2013 and reopens on 2 January 2013