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  • Zhang Enli, Watercolour on the Wall, 2019, watercolor. Installation view.

    Zhang Enli, Watercolour on the Wall, 2019, watercolor. Installation view.

    Zhang Enli

    Galerie Xavier Hufkens | 107 rue St-Georges

    Zhang Enli’s most recent wall painting deserved to be seen, rather than described, but it existed only for the duration of the exhibition at Galerie Xavier Hufkens, so it makes sense to tentatively capture it here. Zhang’s swirling tangles of green watercolor were applied so thinly against the white wall that the hues appeared luminous. The sweeping gestures recalled action painting, and the overall effect was optical, unashamedly pleasing to the eye. The mural shared this quality with the other highly accomplished abstract paintings in the solo show. Each tone felt like an expression of a

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