He engaged in fine arts editing works in the early years, using Jiangnan's water towns as elements, created works with the mix of Chinese and western freehand techniques. In 2015, he held "The Passed Times" Water Town Works Solo Exhibition at Shanghai Library and published monograph by Shanghai Paintings And Calligraphy Publishing House; in 2000, he explored the creation of landscape paintings of the new century, created more than a hundred large landscape group paintings "Nature's Song"; in 2017, he was invited to hold a solo exhibition at Liu Haisu Art Gallery and published painting collections, he was honored as the founder of new landscape paintings.
He is currently a member of China Artists Association, the specially invited researcher of the Calligraphy and Painting Club of Shanghai Wenshi Research Hall, a painter of Shanghai Painting and Calligraphy Academy, and an academician and researcher of New York "World Research Institute of Art-Chinese Calligraphy and Painting College."
The works often participate in national, Shanghai regional, and foreign painting exhibitions and gain awards, they also participated in many auctions and have been collected by collectors or relative organizations.
Shanghai-style art serves as the leading role in China's current cultural trend, as a relatively influential painter in this field, Zhang Fuxing's works can form a mainline of art. He keeps exploring and innovating. The major three series of works show his Shanghai-style painting.
It is an experience of the painter beginning from the 80s of the last century at the water towns in the Jiangnan area. With the views of black tiles and white walls, brooks flowing under the bridge, willows, and blossoms, he traveled and sketched, bringing the charm of the water town into the memory, which they became the art elements in future creations. His water town works are looming, not focused on the depiction of details, but emphasized on the whole aura, blending the painting languages from both China and the west, creatively formed the poem-like style.
It was formed in the 21st century. The painter left the keen Shanghai painting style and depicted the marvelous mountains at the west with bold brushwork. He indulges imagination, breaks the boundary between concrete and abstract, tradition and modernity, east and west. With an open mind and special texture, he developed the expressiveness and language of landscape painting, which is unique in Shanghai-style painting.
He applies the techniques and painting concepts of Jiangnan water town and western mountains to flower and bird paintings. Especially in the composition, which absorbed modern art's reasonable factors, breaking traditional flower and bird painting's simplicity and mediocrity. The lines and plains merge, inks blend, containing a strong characteristic of the Renaissance.
Zhang Fuxing's three major Chinese painting series are not just his creation belief in art but also the result of his continued exploration. He upholds exploration and pursuit, and will surely achieve his artistic ideals.
Words by Qing Tian
张复兴的作品Zhang Fuxing's Works
水乡印象 Watertown Memory 90x70cm
故乡桃源 The Hometown Fairyland 90x70cm
渔家风情 Fisherman's Custom 45x45cm
水墨江南 Ink Jiangnan 70x90cm
枕水人家 House by the Water 70x90cm
逶迤冰川 The Twisted Glacier 70Ⅹ90㎝
大江东去 The River Flows to the East 120x240㎝
旷野晨曲 Morning Song in the Wild 120X240㎝
山高云开 The Tall Mountain and Opened Clouds 240×120㎝
旭日东升 The Sun Rises From the East 160X120㎝
春回大地 Spring Comes Back to the Land 120x160㎝
五月 May 90×70㎝
花野 Flower Field 90X70㎝
林间 In the Forest 90x70㎝
秋园 Autumn Garden 90X70㎝
飞花 Flying Flowers 70X70㎝
红叶 Red Leaves 70X70㎝
墨荷 Dark Lotus 160㎝X120㎝
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