Zhang Xiaogang

Relying on memory to recreate a highly personal version of his country’s history, Zhang Xiaogang makes art that is as much about himself as it is about China’s past. The grim imaginary families in his “Bloodlines: The Big Family” paintings of the 1990s and his 2005–06 series of grisaille portraits in oil reveal countless narratives about the aspirations and failures of the Cultural Revolution as well as Zhang’s own emotions. 

A blue-chip Chinese artist, we consider his prints to be currently very affordable relative to his peers and instantly recognisable and increasingly iconic. On this page, you will find some of his classic family portraits, a firm favourite of the Lougher Contemporary team. 

If there is an artwork by Zhang Xiaogang that you are specifically looking for but not listed on this page, please feel free to get in touch and we would be happy to try and source it for you.