3 October - 20 December 2016
Worldwide recognised artist Feng Zhengjie (1968, Sichuan province, China) has entered prestigious collections such as that of the Saatchi Gallery and of the Singapore Art Museum, amongst others. He is mostly renowned for his large Warhol-style oil portraits, in a red and turquoise palette, of glamorous-looking women with sinuous red lips and vacant wandering eyes (his signature style).
Floating Floras Series - Lattice Portrait No.06, 2011, 160x160cm, Oil on canvas
Painted through bright and kitsch colours his work explores issues of consumerism and alienation in our contemporary society and 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 […] Removing all distraction, he exposes the essence of temptation, magnifying the sex appeal of fantasy lifestyle and its gulf of intangibility” - Saatchi Gallery.
Portrait 2008 No.6, 2008, 80x65x70cm, Bronze
Chinese Portrait N Series No. 5, 2008, 300x300cm, Oil on canvas
Chinese Portrait Q Series No.1, 2007, 300x500cm, Oil on canvas
In his latest series of works Feng Zhengjie engages with the complexity of Chinese characters through vibrant and playful colours, employing an architectural and three dimensional perspective.
Space Series Wood, 2015, 210x160cm, Oil on canvas
Space Series Water, 2015, 210x160cm, Oil on canvas