Using traditional techniques from Chinese calligraphy and watercolor painting, this piece explores the intersection of eastern and western painting methods.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. The piece is framed in custom-built wood frame that measures 1" around the canvas. It comes ready to hang. 

- Shao Yuan Zhang

The Races

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

36" h x 48" w x 1.25" d
9 lbs. 0 oz.



Shao Yuan Zhang
Salt Lake City, Utah

Getting to Know Shao Yuan

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 and settled in Utah to attend art school. His energetic paintings of racehorses juxtapose a contemporary feel with a traditional Chinese ink painting style. Through the combination of subject matter and technique, Zhang incorporates both the East and West in his work.