Zhu Jinshi 朱金石

Zhu Jinshi 朱金石

Live Auction Lot

Zhu Jinshi and Pearl Lam Galleries have generously donated Everybody’s Thick Quilt to raise money for Women for Women International at the She Inspires Art Live Auction.

Everybody's Thick Quilt 大家的厚被子, 2012 
Oil on canvas 布面油畫
100cm x 80cm; 39.37” x 31.5”

This piece is now available to view at Pace Gallery London (by appointment). Please call the gallery on 020 3206 7600 to arrange a viewing.

Zhu Jinshi (b. 1954 in Beijing) moved to Germany in the mid-1980s, and at present lives and works in Beijing. Zhu began painting abstract works in the late 1970s, and participated in the Stars group exhibition, the first avant-garde art exhibition held after the Cultural Revolution. The core of Zhu’s artistic practice is most fittingly characterised by traditional Chinese aesthetics, which emphasises the harmony between human beings and the natural world.

Part of the legendary generation of artists who left China in the 1980s, Zhu Jinshi was clearly marked by his move to another country and culture. It was in Germany that Zhu Jinshi first encountered the work of Joseph Beuys, Carl Andre and Arte Povera amongst others; conceptual and performance work seemed much more central in Germany than did abstract painting.

For a short time he stopped painting all together and began to make installations and performances. Yet what he was doing was using contemporary Western art languages to find the contemporary possibilities in the cultural resources and materials of China.

Since his return to painting in the 21st century, Zhu has built a prolific body of work in the medium with sensuous, impassioned oil paintings that achieve a weighty, physical quality in their built-up surfaces, inseparable from their significance as expressive statement.

Represented by Pearl Lam Galleries

You can view and bid on Everybody's Thick Quilt on Artsy until 15 September.

Please contact Nicola Casey on ncasey@womenforwomen.org for further details.

Image courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries