Thickness … visually guides you to change your worldview, Zhu Jinshi

“Thickness … visually guides you to change your worldview,” Zhu Jinshi says. “It can be used as a point of breakthrough.”

Zhu Jinshi's paintings are so thick they slide off the canvas. He applies paint with a trowel or a wok spatula. Rubell curator Juan Roselione-Valadez told us each panel weighed 2,000 lbs and you could see the the impact of gravity near the base of each painting. The canvas drooped, it was sagging from the burden of the paint.

detail of painting below

Side view


More work can be found at Blum and Poe, he showed there last summer.

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