Apartment 3 by Zhang Enli

This work presents an image of contemporary urban China, the elevation of a high rise building in Shanghai seen from a high viewpoint.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
300 x 240 cm
Art Fund grant:
£71,320 ( Total: £71,320)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
ShanghART

The result is disorientating and vertiginous as the lines of perspective converge downwards. Zhang Enli has developed a figurative style that captures a very particular apprehension of the visual world. His subjects are usually familiar, everyday objects and situations but there is a compelling oddness that arises from his intense and distinctive way of seeing. Birmingham and Walsall art galleries are working together to build up a collection exploring the metropolis and urban environment under the Art Fund International scheme. This work complements ORBIT also acquired through AFI which examines a different aspect of the contemporary Chinese urban scene. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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