Fortnum's X Zhang Enli
Fortnum’s is proud to present a rich body of contemporary work by acclaimed artist Zhang Enli, including 19 never-before-seen paintings specially commissioned for Fortnum & Mason. There’s lots more to discover during the month-long collaboration too, from short films to a series of beautiful printed scarves.
10 SEPTEMBER - 18 OCTOBER, PICCADILLY
Born in China’s Jilin province in 1965, Zhang Enli resides in Shanghai, his studio in the city’s creative epicentre of Moganshan Road art district. Capturing ordinary objects from unusual vantage points, Enli brings a poetry to daily life; revered for his lightness of touch, his expressive, flowing lines and use of empty space recall traditional Chinese brush paintings, while sheer application of paint over faint, pencil-drawn grids left visible make the objects appear removed.
Zhang Enli photography by Thomas Alexander
Artwork photography by Birdhead