Lingrui Zhang (b.1994) was born in Anhui, China. Zhang graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts(Beijing) and Royal College of Art(London) in 2017 and 2020, with a bachelor degree and master degree respectively. Zhang's recent art practice mainly uses the pictorial and schematic language referring to painting itself. His work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including: Site of Transivity, 69 Campus Art Centre, Beijing (2021); Phase Transition, West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai (2020); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2020); Snapshot, Hockney Gallery, London (2020); Sunny Art Prize 2019 Exhibition, Sunny Art Centre, London (2019); The Hidden Dimension, Coningsby Gallery, London (2019); Antibody——Fresh Vision, C2 Space, North District, OCAT-LOFT, Shenzhen (2017); The Fictitious Present——INTER YOUTH, Art Museum of CAA, Hangzhou (2015).
Zhang’s recent practice engages the pictorial and schematic language of painting itself. Most of the objects depicted have gone through self-dissolution and the concealment of specific identities and characteristics; the artist approaches meta-painting through his work. Zhang pays attention to the extension of the painting medium as an ontology, and how it participates in the broad visual observation of people in the contemporary context. He tries to free himself from the boundaries between objects, images and materiality, in order to cultivate a psychological separation between the work and the viewer.