Zhan Rui's Abstraction

David Moxon posts about the exhibition Zhan Rui: The Stock Exchange, Weather, and Sex on view at Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing until June 19, 2011.  Moxon notes that Rui's works initially appear related to the minimal spirituality of Ad Reinhardt (or perhpas Agnes Martin).  However, as he quotes critic Sun Dongdong, "[Rui's paintings] do not belong to the category of abstract painting that moves far from society and strives for pure sensation but rather stand as circumstantial recordings of information..." The visual encoding and charting of information perhaps relates Rui's paintings more closely to the work of Alfred Jensen.