Chinese portrait, G series no 11, 2006
150 x 150 cm
59.1 x 59.1 inches
Oil on canvas
A fine example of Zhengjie's large Warhol-style oil portraits, in a red/turquoise palette, of Chinese fashion model faces with vacant diverging eyes.
Feng Zhengjie (born 1968, Sichuan Province, China) is an artist based in Beijing.
Originally a high-school and college art teacher in Sichuan, he came to Beijing in 1995.
His best-known work is his Portrait of China series, very large Warhol-style oil portraits, in a red/turquoise palette, of Chinese fashion model faces with vacant diverging eyes (his signature style).
Critics view his work as a critique of contemporary consumer society.
His early paintings were inspired by 1930s Shanghai posters.
His more recent work is based on the red and green of traditional Chinese New Year art, the colours made "more acid, a representation of the flashy, commercial nature of modern China".