Zhang Zhyiyong is a contemporary Chinese painter who plays with geometric shapes to create bright, colourful and captivating abstract oil paintings. Born in Shanxi Province, China, in 1981, Zhyong studied Decorative Design at the Taiyuan University of Technology and Textile Academy, where he graduated from in 2008.
Influenced by the abstract expressionism works of Jackson Pollock and Zhao Wou-ki, Zhang’s canvases are visual representations of his attempt to cross the boundaries between fine art and art iconography through a plethora of flowing lines, dancing shapes, and pop art colours.
Also interested in the latest technological trends, Zhang implements a series of digital tools during his creative process to create sketches and visual maps of each work, before meticulously reproducing the final compositions onto the canvases using oil paint. The energetic lines that overlap each other seem to disappear into the shapes and then appear again, in an eternal dance of bright colours and the artist’s imagination.
Zhang has exhibited in art galleries, art fairs and art centers both in Hong Kong and Beijing. In 2019, the artist had his first solo exhibition at the District A Art Center in Beijing.
Zhang Zhiyong is currently living and working in Beijing, China.