With the development of abstract painting in the 20th-century, expressive brushstrokes became more and more prevalent to the extent that it often overshadowed literal representation, as seen in this expressionist nude.  It is a vivid portrait with a palette of intense oil colors, with large brush strokes.

- Brian Zheng

Figure of the Beauty

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

48" h x 36" w x .7" d
4 lbs. 9 oz.



Brian Zheng
Walnut, California

Getting to Know Brian

As a student, Brian Zheng studied industrial design and found that many of his renderings had a painterly quality. It encouraged him to pursue drawing and painting. He began working with live models and exploring the human figure. Brian is inspired by 20th Century Expressionism; his brushwork is bold and thick, and he gravitates toward strong colors. “I don’t like to paint on white canvas,” says Brian. Instead, he primes his canvases with red, green or black so that each artwork has a daring start. When he’s not painting, Brian runs a business designing children’s toys. He currently holds over 200 U.S. patents on his products.