MKM Museum Küppersmühle
Zhang Lin Hai, Wang Yidong & Cai Guo-Qiang:
Light & Shadow
Duisberg, a cheery little port and steelmaking town in North Rhine-Westphalia, is not the first place to look for the work of China's best oil painters, yet a pleasurable surprise awaited those who visited its MKM Museum Küppersmühle.
Zhang Lin Hai's paintings are striking, intense and unmistakable. His favorite motif is the shaven head of a young boy, most often seen from behind, repeated hundreds of times, and set against vast, doom-laden landscapes. The heads, which the artist…