Zhang Enli moved from rural china to the megalopolis of Shanghai. His paintings depict the familiar and overlooked, everyday objects that are connected through his immediate surroundings. He observes and examines in detail his environment and in an intuitive and fragmented manner translates it onto canvas. Sometimes his works appear unfinished and incomplete. The process of painting is revealing itself through semi-transparent artworks where the canvas is still visible.
“Zhang Enli – Container” documents his work from 2005 to 2008, and opens with his environmental room painting realized for objectif_exhibition in Antwerp in 2007. A bold version of a “Französische Grotesk” font has been especially developed for this book.