Yan Zhen "Passage to My World"

Neuhoff Gallery

poster for Yan Zhen "Passage to My World"

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Yan Zhen, Poet and Painter, was born in a village in northern China in 1930. In the early 1980s, as China opened up to the world, Yan Zhen traveled abroad for the first time, turning his lyrical sensibility to the urban beauty of cities like Boston and New York. But at the end of the decade, as political division once more gripped China, he set out on a journey through his own country, looking for something fundamental in himself and his culture, and for a language to express it. From then on it was through painting that he was to express his most personal feelings. The vivid sense of color and light that shines through his poetry emerged in watercolors (and later oils) that are dramatic, sensual and uniquely expressive.

[Image: Yan Zhen "Autumn in the South" (2007) Oil on canvas 59 x 59 in.]



from October 02, 2008 to November 01, 2008


Yan Zhen

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