Original art for sale at | The Derby Race by Shao Yuan Zhang | $6,475 | oil painting | 38' h x 43.25' w | ..\art\oil-painting-The-Derby-Race

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The Derby Race

Shao Yuan Zhang
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Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


38" h x 43.25" w x 1.25" d |7 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $6,475



This painting was inspired by the idea that we are shaped by outside forces, but remain unchanged, we persist in the face of adversity. It is what makes us human. My energetic oil paintings of stallions explore and illustrate movement through nature. This work represents an immigrant journey or strength and perseverance. I incorporate both contemporary (watercolor) and traditional (ink calligraphy) painting styles into this series.

Shao Yuan Zhang

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Art has been with Shao Yuan Zhang for the majority of his extraordinary, and at times difficult, life journey. Raised in communist China, Zhang was sent to the countryside as a teenager where he worked in the rice fields and created Cultural Revolution propaganda art for the communist party. He immigrated to the U.S. in the 1980s to attend art school. His energetic paintings of racehorses juxtapose a contemporary painting concept with an oriental ink painting style. Through the combination of subject matter and technique, Zhang incorporates both the East and West in his Artwork.

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