MANIPULATING COLORS EMPTINESS AND FULLNESS – Zhang Jing Sheng: the painter that tried to reveal the intensity of color

1post.1ZHANG JING SHENG 1/3 – Zhang Jing Sheng is a devoted painter who for many years studied color. In 1967, he graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Central Fine Arts Academy. He is a professor and tutor for graduate students at the Tianjin Fine Arts Academy. He tried to reveal the intensity of color, often working with a palette knife to let his colors reach their most brilliant and richest point.7post.2

ZHANG JING SHENG 2/3 – Between 1989 and 1990 he went to America to visit scholars and hold an exhibition. He held solo exhibitions in Taipei in 1996 and 1997 and in 1998. In 2000 and in 2001 he toured Europe, and met with European artists. He returned to the US, where he held another solo exhibition. His works have been collected by the Chinese Fine Arts Museum, the Shanghai Fine Arts Museum as well as private collectors at home and abroad.14post.3

ZHANG JING SHENG 3/3 – He painted in layers, alternating the thick and the thin to give his colors a dynamic tension. As you can observe, inside his paintings there are influences from impressionism, but he has his own style. There were also influences from ink painting in that he manipulated the emptiness and fullness, the tinting of colors, the flowing of energy as would an ink painter. You can see more on Meeting Benches, looking for:









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