LAN ZHENGHUI 蓝正辉
1959 born in Sichuan, China
Lan Zhenghui was born in 1959 in Sichuan, China. He graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1987, and currently lives and works in Beijing, China. His work has been collected by museums, universities, and is part of private collections.
Occupying the esthetic confluence between traditional Chinese ink painting and Western abstract expressionism, Lan Zhenghui’s work reinvents both. He lets the ink follow and discover its own momentum in bold, kinetic, strokes. He has liberated ink from being determined by form. But the spirits of Chinese landscape linger like ghosts in the canvas. They haunt both the process – the brushstrokes, the vectoring – and the resulting shapes. Mountains, rivers, storms, even figures, surge and evaporate subliminally. It was said of the Fauvists and Matisse that they had liberated color from the imperatives of form tantamount to Lan's accomplishment with ink.
Art Central Hong Kong: 10 Scrolls
March 14th - March 16th, 2015
February 13th - April 11th, 2015
September 9 - October 31, 2016
October - November, 2015
The Rubell Collection Presents
Lan Zhenghui was featured in the influential Fubell's Collection "28 Chinese".