081a / ZENG FANZHI – Man and His Beast
21st Century China
Sony HVR-Z1E/Digi Beta
Chinese / English subtitle
Beijing / ZENG FANZHI – Man and His Beast
Lunch at ZENG FANZHI
In his Bejing home together with
his grandparents, his daughter HAO'ER, his wife HE LIJUN and LORENZ
HELBLING, director of Shanghart Galleries.
Works from the MEAT and MASK series.
ZENG FANZHI:"My family encouraged me to take up painting to keep me of the street."
LORENZ HELBLING:"Zeng Fanzhi is one of the major artists shaping Chinese Culture of today. He is reinventing himself all the time."
ZENG FANZHI:"I've never been interested in my art becoming a symbol of
political ideas. I just want to portray my inner feelings and the people
ZENG FANZHI:"I grew up in Wuhan during the Cultural Revolution. These ideologies take a lot of space in my mind...but my work remains personal. It is of introspective nature. My work reflects my personal life and my emotions in Communist China today.
Zeng Fanzhi was born 1964 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.