With a Sudden Vigor it Doth Possess: Zheng Chongbin’s Recent Paintings and Video Work

Mark Van Proyen

An excerpt from Mark Van Proyen, "With a Sudden Vigor it Doth Possess: Zheng Congbin's Recent Paintings and VIdeo Work":


"For Zheng Chongbin, the transformative dance that occurs between the coalescence and dispersal of fluid material is nothing less than the great subject of his impressive and seductive art. It is at once rooted in the fourteen hundred year- old tradition of Chinese landscape painting, and at the same time it is also a radical departure from that tradition, pointed in the direction of contemporary ideas about the alignment of geomantic ideas and geological structures replacing biologically- derived 'anthropocene' metaphors as the presiding symbols of a newly emergent global culture.[...]"