EMERGING ARTIST SHOW NEW YORK 8 November to 5 January 2009

Eli Klein Fine Art will be presenting “Fascinating Beauty,” Zhang Peng’s first solo exhibition in New York.

The show will feature new photography, paintings and watercolors. At 27, Zhang Peng is considered to be one of China’s most talented, interesting and promising young artists. It is still early in his career, yet he has already received attention from important collectors and media throughout the world. Images of his work have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times online and have graced the covers of numerous art magazines.

Zhang Peng has recently exhibited at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, the Chosun Ilbo Museum in Seoul, and is the youngest artist in the inaugural Chinese Contemporary exhibition of the new Saatchi Museum in London.

Eric C. Shiner, The Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Warhol Museum, describes Zhang Peng’s ability to explore an ‘uncharted territory for his native China, but a fully recognized genre in mature art markets around the globe.’ His work ‘is revolutionizing Chinese contemporary art’.

Zang Peng uses shocking images, literally opening up an entirely new can of worms. His work is alluring, just as it is repelling. He uses a global vocabularly, with a local focus.

Shiner says that ‘In constructing his own unique visual vocabulary, Zhang Peng is helping to move Chinese contemporary beyond its position as the “must-have” trophy of collectors around the world into a contemporary art that must be reckoned with in a whole new light.’

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By Brittney

Brittney is a writer, curator and contemporary art gallerist. Born in Singapore and based in New York City, Brittney maintains a deep interest in the contemporary art landscape of Southeast Asia. This is combined with an equally strong interest in contemporary art from the Asian diasporas, alongside the issues of identity, transmigration and global relations.

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