Zeng Fanzhi

Medium: Painting

Based in: Beijing

Zeng Fanzhi is one of the most successful artists in China today. He gained recognition in the '90s with his Mask Series, in which somewhat cartoonish figures don disconcerting white masks. One of these works set a record for highest price brought at auction for the work of a living Chinese artist, fetching $9.7 million in 2008. Though German Expressionism has always had an influence on his work, he has also begun to refer to earlier moments in German art, like his citation of Albrecht Dürer in 2012's Hare.