Press  19.12.19

Luxury Magazine, « Wow Zao. Zao Wou-Ki Profile », by Jason Edward Kaufman, Winter 2019 edition

Chinese-born artist Zao Wou-Ki spent most of his life in Paris creating abstract paintings that bridge East and West aesthetics—and in recent years has shattered auction records and conquered the market for modern Asian art. (…)

Until the rise in the 1990s of figures like Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Xu Bing, and Huang Yong Ping—all of whom spent years in the West—no other postwar Chinese artist had achieved greater international acclaim.

Zao himself did not see Eastern and Western painting as separate, but as comparable forms of painting that he sought to meld to form a universal language. Regardless of his status in the West, with the Asian collectors fueling his skyrocketing market, Zao Wou-Ki’s place in art history is assured