Fan Mingzheng is an artist from the 70’s. His oil paintings are a transition between art of the 50’s and 60’s and post-80’s art. Fan Mingzheng’s art is realistic, even super-realistic expression; it could also be said that he chooses significant subjects from realistic life, makes art through individualism and generalization, and creates model figures in model environments. His oil paintings are like a visual sample of the 1970’s.
“Beyond” showcases the creative process from 2003 to 2011. True forms appear in Fan Mingzheng’s works: there are no shows of skill, no symbols, only a truth that is closely bound with realistic life. In the commercialization, popularization and dramatization of art today, these works that capture truth can both satisfy today’s curiosity and desire, and also bring a sense of purity. In the shadow plays of fickle contemporary art, this spiritual purification that the truth brings fills an empty hole.