Fortnum & Mason X Zhang Enli
Fortnum & Mason commissions Chinese artist Zhang Enli to make works for their store
19 large works on paper will be shown, each one inspired by the topography of Britain's landscape as viewed from above. The paintings are elegant images of swirling greens and blues – the countryside and city seen through fresh eyes. Beneath the paint, images from newspapers are visible making the works a palimpsest of sorts, just like the land, which bears the scars of millennia of change.
The paintings will go on display at Fortnum & Mason on 10 September, opposite the Royal Academy. Enli has also been commissioned to produce a new six-part work for Fortnum & Mason's first flagship store outside the UK, which is set to open in Honk Kong on the city's Victoria Harbour waterfront.