Zhang Enli - Hauser & Wirth

10 January - 1 March 2014

Zhang Enli’s exhibition ‘The Box’ at Hauser and Wirth gallery focused on representing the everyday aspects of contemporary life, becoming ‘a champion of forgotten spaces and objects’. Rather than producing his work from observation, these subjects are taken from the artist’s memory, from photographs and whatever is close to hand in his studio. The collection is inspired by traditional Chinese brush painting, created over pencil drawn grids which remain visible beneath the layers of paint.

Our Artist Surfaces team were delighted to re-stretch the artist’s work onto museum quality stretcher bars for display in this exciting exhibition. Each stretcher is hand-made from conservation grade tulip wood, a low emission hard wood with very few knots. This material is kiln-dried to remove moisture, creating a durable, strong canvas stretcher support with a low risk of splitting when nailed or stapled. Our canvas stretching service is carried out in-house by professional artwork stretching technicians for a quick, hassle-free service.

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Zhang Enli - Hauser & Wirth
Zhang Enli - Hauser & Wirth
Zhang Enli - Hauser & Wirth


Hauser & Wirth Gallery


Zhang Enli - The Box


Installation view, ‘Zhang Enli. The Box’, Hauser & Wirth London, 2014 © Zhang Enli Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Alex Delfanne

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