Feng Zhengjie - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 13, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Shanghai

  • Catalogue Essay

    I gradually realized that I could take a particular detail like a head as an independent image with a number of bright colors more in focus such as those on the hair, eyes and lips, bringing out more sharply the kitschy feeling.  Sometimes I feel that a portrait can focus better on this kind of feeling as I’ve come to realize while painting these portraits. In portraits I had to represent the feelings in the external world as well as the psychological state of person in a highly focused and concise manner, which is something a portrait is more capable of expressing. My paintings are very thin indeed. At the moment I am not trying to create a sense of weight, mass and strength in my paintings. Instead it’s the sensation of sheerness and fragility. And look at those eyes, and the gaze that is confused, as though one feels absurd, helpless and lost in this world.
    Feng Zhengjie, from Li X., Kitsch as a Face of Chinese Society, Bologna,
    2004, p. 20



Oil on canvas.
59 x 59 in. (150 x 150 cm).

Signed and dated “Feng Zhengjie [in English and Chinese] 2007” lower right.

$100,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $116,500

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York