Gao Zengli

Born in 1964 in Lanzhou, China, Gao Zengli moved to France in 1998. Trained first in China and then in Paris, now having dual nationality, this artist of great talent, exceptional portraitist, became famous in Asia and in Europe through numerous exhibitions: in Paris, Geneva, Barcelona, ​​Basel, Moscow, Miami, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Singapore. Exhibitions have also been dedicated to him in museums, in Beijing (Found Beijing museum in 2009, 2011 and 2013 and Sunshine International Art Museum in 2010), Shanghai (Duolum Museum of Modern Art in 2007), Paris (Senate Orangery in 2006), Florence (Gori Art Foundation in 2006). His works have joined prestigious collections, including in France the Foundation of Edouard Carmignac.

The present exhibition shows great portraits of celebrities, like Giacometti, Rodin or the Dalaï Lama, and drapes that evoke the Roman statuary. This with an astonishing technique that he has developed. On a wooden frame, he fixed a trellis of linen ropes on which he glued a piece of burlap pleated irregularly. It is on this incongruous support, in relief, that he then makes his paintings in acrylic, portraits full of truth and very realistic drapes.

 




Giacometti, 2017, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm Rodin, 2017, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm


Drapé n°11, 2017, technique mixte, 116 x 77 cm
Drapé n°12, 2017, technique mixte, 130 x 97 cm


Drapé 13, 2017, technique mixte, 120 x 120 cm Drapé, 2017, technique mixte, 130 x 97 cm


Lucian Freud, 2017, technique mixte, 150 x 150 cm Marlon Brando, 2017, technique mixte, 120 x 120 cm


Drapé 14, 2018, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm Drapé 16, 2018, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm

Drapé n°3, 2017, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm Simone Veil, 2017, technique mixte, 120 x 120 cm
Drapé, 2017, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm D'après Durer, 2017, technique mixte, 116 x 89 cm
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