Leonardo Da Vinci

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Leonardo Da Vinci


A painter, a sculptor, an architect and an engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci's numerous skills have earned him the title of renaissance master. Da Vinci's fascination with science and his in-depth study of human anatomy aided him in mastering the realist art form. While Leonardo's counterparts were known to create static figures in their works, Leonardo always tried to incorporate movement and expression into his own paintings. All the personages in his works are painted with great accuracy and detail that it is sometimes said that Da Vinci painted from the bones outward.

Having lived until the age of 67, Leonardo experienced a very long career that was filled with times during which the painter was celebrated, but at times he was also humiliated and cast away. His life experiences all influenced his works and often, his paintings never left the sketchpad, or were only partially completed, as Leonardo often abandoned his commissions in order to flee from social situations.

Today, there are records of only few Da Vinci paintings, and 20 notebooks. Thankfully, these works have been preserved over the hundreds of years since Leonardo's time, and while his works are scattered in different areas of the globe, everyone can enjoy Da Vinci through the numerous books detailing his life, or through any of the many Da Vinci posters that have been printed.

A well known master in the history of art, Leonard Da Vinci is renown by people all over the map, and those of us who cannot travel to view the true works that the genius created can at least bring home a piece of him when we buy Da Vinci posters or prints. His most famous paintings, and the most popular Da Vinci posters around, are those of The Last Supper, The Mona Lisa and Vitruvian Man: The Proportions of the Human Figure. These works, displayed in Milan and Paris respectively, are among the most influential works ever created.

Beyond the purchase of a book of paintings or Da Vinci posters or prints, there are many resources and much literature detailing Leonardo's life. But for those who want a quick study, The Leonardo Timeline offers a glance through the artist's life, while the biography section of this site offers a more detailed view of Leonardo Da Vinci and what shaped the man and his many talents.

Also learn about Leonardo Da Vinci inventions, Leonardo Da Vinci Sculptures, and Mona Lisa History.


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Vladimir Vojvodic




Painter, Vladimir Vojvodic was born in Sabac, in 1958. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1985. Vladimir lives and works in Sabac, Serbia.
For many years he was experimenting with different techniques and mediums. Now, he concentrates on oil painting and prints in their most classical sense.
He also took part in many group exhibitions, biennials and art colonies in the country and abroad.
He exhibited in five cities and his paintings and prints live in more than a hundred places all over the World.


PAINTING AS AN IMPULSE

With Vladimir Vojvodic's paintings, the observer can see, feel and discover what painting really is. These paintings are expressions of calmness, but also of a spiritual adventure, craft, and show his passion and love for painting.
They are essential definitions of what painting can and should be. As a painter who can paint well, he can make an artistically challenging scene out of everything, just like the old masters: a painting with all its complicated elements and levels. It may seem to an untrained eye that some of his paintings are very skilfully analyzed photographs of landscapes, or paintings of nature by memory, but they are just pure artistic solutions brought to the abstract. Vojvodic explores the colour, light, space, composition, local tone, shade and cast shade, and details, in the scenes which bring the joys of painting closer to an observer.
Harsh, but fluid at the same time, this kind of painting brings up emotions and caresses the senses. The world of herbs, meadows, flowers, bushes, trees, forest clearings and paths, cherry orchards and shadowy skies, is full of flavours and sounds of nature, those distant and woven ones. His paintings are the simplest and the most universal, as much as the art of landscape painting allows. They are common places where atmosphere, densities and characters are hidden.
This painter believes that all exaggerations in art are signs of weakness. In that sense, Vojvodic finds a limit in creation, an ideal spiritual remoteness in painting, which is in accordance with the closeness with the nature. As well as chamber music or poetry, these paintings awake the personal and the deepest: memories, dreams, joys, and sadness… Can we ask for more from art? With Vladimir Vojvodic's works, we feel the truth of art – celebration and peaceful mind, quietness and abstractness.

Short Biography:

Vladimir Vojvodic was born in Sabac on November 9, 1958.
He grew up and finished high school in the same town.
In 1979 he began studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1985.
From 1985 to 1995 he was exploring different techniques and mediums, took part in many group exhibitions, international biennials in country and abroad and many local art colonies.
He also painted portraits of diplomats and his graphics ( etchings prints) and paintings are spread on more than hundred locations all over the World.




Group exhibitions:

Mostly took part in reviewed yearly exhibitions, should mention:

1989 - The first biennial of Yugoslav miniature, G. Milanovac
1996 - IV biennial of graphics, Belgrade
1997 - International biennial of small format print, Leskovac
- III Graphic art biennial, dry point, Uzice
- Intercontinental exhibition of graphics “Terassa” Barcelona
1998 - Ex-libris Hilandar, 800 years of convent Hilandar, Graphic collective Belgrade
1999 - IV Graphic art biennial, dry point, Uzice
2000 - Serbian Graphic, Die KLAINE GALERIE , Wien


Personal Exhibitions:

1978 - “20 Drawings and pastels”, Cultural Center Sabac
1996 - Belgrade, Sabac
1997 - Novi Sad, Subotica, Bijeljina
2000 - Energoprojekt, Belgrade
2004 - Salzburg, Austria


Awards:

1980 - October exhibition, Sabac
1983 - October exhibition, Sabac
1984 - Award from Ministry of Culture for perspective graduate at Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrade
1986 - October exhibition, Sabac
1987 - May exhibition, Sabac

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Wu Jianjun

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Wu Jianjun, graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, has been drawing the attention of many arts lovers in recent years. The series of ‘Body Pattern’ looks like a human being distorted to a mass of bones, with bright fiery yellow and green colors, audiences are imploded into the most inner feelings of childhood nightmares. Explaining why he chooses this theme, the artist, Wu Jianjun, 42, says ‘this series of paintings conjure up images of people who are cooped up in a pressurized society and desire freedom. These exaggerated bodies are representation of the spirits of the human being under various emotional states. They are anxious, frightened, shocked, dismayed, sad and horrified.’ The artist is aware of this resonance and seeks to reveal and release these emotions through visual effect.

Wu Jianjun has always been passionate and amazed by the physique of human body. In his paintings, he transforms psychological turmoil onto his canvases, capturing a wide intensity of emotion and facets of the inner life of himself and others. He has always been very interested and intuitive to body language, observing people’s posture and gestures for many years, including people with whom he is not familiar. He is one of few of artists who explore human being’s inner world through the bodies’ perspective. He believes the body reflects the human being’s inner world more than the face does.

Chinese contemporary art is becoming bizarre and getting more attention. Artist Wu Jianjun, confines himself to a few bold colors and shapes, leaving many people insecure and uneasy. His painting has raised a lot of collectors’ eyebrows.

Education

1990
Graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Institue, Chongqing.

Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions

2008
"Metamorphosis" Wu Jianjun Oil Painting Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Singapore
2006
“Body Pattern”(F.Fine Gallery,Beijing,China)

Selected Exhibitions

2008
The Sichuan Movement' Tour Exhibition (Jakarta National Museum, Indonesia, and Linda Gallery, Singapore)
Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland
2007
China Now Now(Canvas International Art Gallery,Amsterdam,Holland )
Five Artists (Art+Shanghai gallery,Shanghai,China)
Treatment GuaSha (Artistic Conception Museum,Chengdu,China)
Three Years in Blue&House Art Center (Blue House Art Center,Chengdu,China)
Guiyang Art Biennale Exhibit 3th (Guiyang Art Museum,Guiyang,China)
2006
Beyond Dimension—Chinese New Painting (Sifang Art Museum,Nanjing,China)
Art Verona '06 (Verona,Italy)
China International Gallery Exposition (Beijing,China)
2005
Winter'05 (Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery,London,England)
Sensus Communis-Korea,China,
Japan Oil Painting Art Exhibition (Korea)
Forever Intriguing (YIBO Gallery,Shanghai,China)
Tu Hongtao & Wu Jianjun (Soka Contemporary Space,Beijing,China)
Blue Artists (Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery,Beijing,China)
18 Contemporary Artists “Living In Chengdu” (Soobin Art Gallery,Singapore)
2003
The Third National Exhibition of Oil Painting (China Art Museum,Beijing,China)
Sichuan Oil Painting Art Exhibition (Sichuan Art Museum,Chengdu,China)
1995
The First Chengdu Exhibition of Oil Painting (Sichuan Art Museum,Chengdu,China)
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Erica Hestu Wahyuni

Sunday, July 4, 2010


About the Artist

Erica is hailed as one of the most promising artists from Indonesia. She studied painting at the prestigious Indonesian Fine Art Institute in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Surikov Institute of Art, Russia. Her paintings are usually unpretentious expressions of herself and they reflect her experiences and interests. Erica’s art may be childlike, but they are certainly not simplistic. Each work contains interesting narrative qualities, which reveal the worldview of the artist.

Education

Indonesian Fine Art Institute in Yogyakarta,
Surikov Institute of Art, Russia.

Exhibition

1990
Exhibition of sketches at the Taman Budaya ( Cultural Park ), Yogyakarta
1991
Group Exhibition on the 32nd Year of the Sanggar Bambu at Widya Manggala, Yogyakarta
Painting Exhibition of the ISI’s Eighth Dies Natalis, Yogyakarta
Painting Exhibition of the Cultural Festival of Yogyakarta ( FKY ) at the Vredeburg Fort, Yogyakarta
1992
Group Exhibition on the Sanggar Bambu at Taman Budaya Solo. Indonesia
1993
Painting Exhibition of the ISI’s Ninth Dies Natalis, Yogyakarta
Exhibition of PEKSIMINAS ( The Week Of Arts of National Students ) in Bali
International Triennale Competition of Painting, Osaka 1993, Japan
Exhibition of the Six ( BERENAM ) at Tempo building of Bureau branch for Central Java and Yogyakarta
Exhibition of the Four ( BEREMPAT ) at Baleanda Gallery, Yogyakarta
1994
Exhibition of Indonesia Woman Painters at the Taman Mini, Jakarta Exhibition of “LINGKAR’89” at Purna Budaya, Yogyakarta
Exhibition of the 2nd Lustrum of the ISI Yogyakarta at Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta Exhibition of “27 Painters of Ujung Gunung “ at Shini Art Gallery, Bali
1995
Exhibition of “ Sixth Dimension “ at the Arts Building, Jakarta
Group Exhibition at the Sultan Palace, Yogyakarta
1996
Group Exhibition, Lorin & Kristy Fine Art Gallery and Geleri Santi
At TRESORS, The International Fine Art Fair, Singapore
A New Wave Group Exhibition, organized by Santi Gallery at Pekan, Raya, Jakarta ( PRJ ), Jakarta, Indonesia
1997
Group Exhibition, Lorin & Kristy Fine Art Gallery and Geleri Santi
At TRESORS, The International Fine Art Fair, Singapore
1998
Sisi Lain Orang Indonesia & Negerinya Group Exhibition at Santi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
1999
Women Imaging Women Group Exhibition, at the Cultural Center of The Philippines, The University of the Philipines
Exhibition of Two ( Berdua ) with Made Surita, at the Chijmes Building, Singapore
2000
Aliansi Jumalis Independent ( AJI ) Group Exhibition, at Bentarta Budaya , Yogyakarta , Indonesia
To Russia with Art Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia Group Exhibition in Moscow, October 2000
Group Exhibition at Linda Gallery, 03-17 December 2000, Jakarta, Indonesia
Group Exhibition at Sembilan Gallery, 16 December 2000, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2001
Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery Jakarta, October 2001
Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery Singapore, November 2001
2002
Solo Exhibition at Linda Gallery Singapore, November 2002
Solo Exhibition, Linda Gallery Jakarta, December 2002
2005
Balinese Feast. Group Exhibition, Linda Gallery Singapore, May 2005
Celebration of South East Asian Paintings, Group Exhibition Linda Gallery Singapore, July 2005
Contemporary Art, Group Exhibition, Linda Gallery Jakarta, October 2005
Global Entrepolis @ Singapore 2005, Opening Ceremony, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
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Bencharong Kowapitaktat


About the Artist

A Thai born in 1973, As a young artist, he has won several awards and honours since 1992 and participated in over 30 events in Thailand. The “Rooster” theme, having inspired many Indonesian artists, bears no exception on Kowapitaktak.
An excellent example will be “Chicken Farm” as seen on the left, which is rendered in acrylic. Set in a highly realistic note, there is a remarkable clarity in his work that is reinforced by its bright colour tones. One cannot help but be in awe of Kowapitaktak’s dedicated effort in bringing photographic truth and light in his works.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulaongkorn University
Masters of Fine Arts - Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Fine Arts, Silpakorn University

Exhibition

2002
“All About Thai” at the Silom Galleria
2003
“Memories” At Atrium (CRC Tower), All Seasons Place, “Visual Arts Exhibition” The Department of Visual Art, Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
2004
“Glory and Power” At the Silom Galleria
2004
“Beauty of Thailand” 8th Arts Exhibition of Six“
ASEAN – JAPAN Art Exhibition 2004” At Amarin Plaza Hotel
“Ease & Wild” at All Seasons Place
“The 5 Decade Anniversary the College of Fine Arts Exhibition” At the Silom Galleria
“Jamjuree Group” Art and Environment, Chulalongkorn University
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YU FAN


About the Artist

Yu Fan is a well known Chinese artist who works with sculpture. His installation Horses is made up of four galloping horse sculptures, each with a different pose, installed at the east gate of the Shanghai Art Museum, creating a sense of space-time inversion. Through this work, the artist attempts to stimulate viewers imaginations and stimulate old memories of the building housing the Museum. The work also invites viewers to interact with the public space. With these horses running on the track once again, people can’t help but ask: Do the horses play the role of hosts or guests? (Note that the site of the museum used to be a racetrack.) The viewers and horses all seem to be transported back in history, becoming a part of a 'surprising dream'

Education

1988 Graduated from Fine Art Dept. of Shandong Art Institute, Jinan, Shandong, China 1992 Graduated from Sculpture Dep. of the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing Works at the same school as a professor, Beijing

Exhibition

2008
“Spiritual : 1999 – 2009 Yu Fan Works” Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai
“Hpallage”, OCT Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen
“Up-Chinese Contemporary Art” – Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
“Dialog China”, Elins Eagle – Smith Gallery San Francisco, USA
“Face East”, Robinsons Gallery, USA “Unveil The Red Curtain”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
2007
New China, New Gallery, Huston, U.S
Chinese Whisper, Ossage Gallery, Hong Kong
Face East, Robischon Gallery, U.S
The power of the Universe - An exhibition of the frontier of contemporary Chinese Art, Asia Art Center, Beijing
A Truth Beyond the Real, Asia Art center & Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Unveil The Red Curtain, 10 Chancery Lane gallery, Hong Kong
Chinese New art Exhibition, Keumsan Gallery, Korea
Hot. Dot, Huston Museum, USA
Escape by crafty scheme - salvation from traditional and Revolution Language, Square Gallery of Contemporary, Nanjing ,China
China on ward, Israel national museum, Israel
Top 10 Chinese Contemporary sculpture Exhibition, Asia Art Center, Beijing
China on Ward, Louisiana Museum, Denmark
2006
Under the Radar - Chinese Contemporary art, Robischon Gallery, U.S
Re-excavates the contemporary realism, Soka contemporary, Beijing
Beyond experience new china, Arario Gallery, Beijing
2005
Second Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum, Beijing
In and Out or In between - N kinds of Space Displacement, Soka Contemporary, Beijing
2004
Between past and future - New photography and Video from china, Asia society and Museum, International Center of Photography, U.S
2003
Beijing International Art Biennale, National Museum, Beijing, Shanghai Shenzhen, Tsingtao, Chongqing, Beijing
New Generation and Post Revolution, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing
The Light - Yu fan & Liu Ding’s works, Ware House, Beijing
2002
The first Triennial of Contemporary Chinese Art Guang zhou, Guangdong Museum of Art
2001
Mystery of China, Yi Dian Gallery, Shanghai
Chinese Modern Water and Ink Painting and Sculpture Austria, Denmark, UK
The First Biennale of Chengdu, Chengdu Mordern Art Center
The first Exhibition of Jing Wen, Jing Wen Art Center, Shanghai
2000
I Live at 2208, Where Do You Live? Passage Gallery, CAFA, Beijing (solo)
Dialogue With Henry Moore— The Exhibition of Invitation of Chinese Contemporary Sculpture, Guangdong Museum of Art
Exhibition of Invitation of Contemporary Sculpture, Shanghai Art Gallery
The Door of The Century, Chengdu Modern Art Museum
1999-2000
Exhibition of Invitation of Mini Sculpture in Continent, Hong Kong , and Taiwan Hong Kong, Guangzhou
1999
Volume& Form Sculpture Festival of Singapore, Singapore
46—Chinese Modern Art, No Border Gallery of Melbourne, Australia, Shanghai – Melbourne - Taipei
The Second Contemporary Sculpture Annual, He Xiang Ning Art Gallery Shenzhen
1998
Transience—Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century, Smart Museum ,University of Chicago U.S.A
The First Contemporary Sculpture Annual, He Xiang Ning Art Gallery Shenzhen
Dream of China— 97' Contemporary Art, Yan Huang Art Gallery Beijing
International Art Exhibition —Sculpture, Chinese International Art Gallery Beijing
1996
Reality• Present & Future - 96' Contemporary Art of China, International Art Center, Beijing
Between Inside and Outside, Passage Gallery, CAFA, Beijing (solo)
1995
Plan of Exploit - the first show of three artist's studio, The original Campus of CAFA, Beijing
Women Here - the second show of three artist's studio, Contemporary Art Gallery, Beijing
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UNMASK


UNMASK was established in Beijing in 2001 and is made up of the following 3 artists:

Liu Zhan, Born in Henan Luo Yang, China, 1976
Kuang Jun, Born in Jiangxi Ping Xiang, China, 1978
Tan Tian Wei, Born in Hunan Changde, China, 1976

All three graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, in 2002
UNMASK is a prime example of artists who are primarily interested in creating a genuine philosophy of art, in proposing new ideas and visions, rather than simply replicating the status quo. In their current works, UNMASK play on people’s perceptions of normality. We are programmed by the “norms” of everyday life to expect certain things. Therefore, when UNMASK present us with mere fragments of sculptures, our minds alter these “abnormal” images into ones with which we are more familiar, effectively filling in the blanks. UNMASK leaves it to our own preconceptions to change their works within our minds, forming images which we find “acceptable


Selected Exhibitions
2009 “UNMASK 2009”, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
2008 “Waiting in the Wings”, Beyond Art Space, Beijing
Art Basel, Switzerland
“Facing Reality”, National Art Museum of China, Beijing
“China design now”, V&A Museum, London
“A Vista of Perspective”, The Sixth Shenzhen Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
2007 “CHINA, Facing Reality”, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
“Fragmentation”, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Beijing
“UNMASK”, Sun Contemporary, South Korea
“UNMASK”, Chen Ling Hui Contemporary Space, Taipei
EXIT Festival, NOM Maison des Arts de Créteil, French
VIA Festival, Manège Maubeuge, French
2006 International Exhibition-CHINA GATE, Arko Art Center of Arts
Council Korea, Korea
“UNMASK’s 2002-2006”, Dimensions Art Center, Beijing, China
Japanimation BTAP Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
“Circle Both Ends”, Shenzhen, China
2005 “Plato and Its Seven Spirits”, Beijing/Shenzhen, China
“Making A New Relationship- The Art Ethics”, Dimensions Art Center, Beijing, China
“The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art”, Nanjing, China
“Get It Louder”, Shenzhen/Shanghai/Beijing, China
“Mc1”: Montpellier Chinese Contemporary Art Biennale, Montpellier, France
“Shanghai is Cool”, Duolun Museum Shanghai of China
2004 “Democracy Forever”, Plum Blossoms Gallery, New York
“Shanghai Sail”, Shanghai China, Advance Art Center, Shanghai, China
“Design by China, Made in France”, Espace Ricard, Paris, France
2003 “Remaking 798:Reverberation”, Beijing, China
2002 Awarded First Prize, Graduating Students Exhibition of the Central
Academy of Fine Arts China, Beijing, China
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Wang Luyan


Born: Beijing, 1956
Lives and works in: Beijing
Graduated from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, 1988

Wang Luyan has never been primarily interested in public plaudits for his art. In fact, he stopped exhibiting altogether in the mid-1990’s rather than adapt his works to comply with the popular demand for Western influenced artworks based on predictable themes of Chinese revolution and politics. Now that the artistic environment in China has changed, Wang Luyan believes that there is once more “soil” in which his ideas can take root. Through his unique and distinctive style, Wang’s critical voice can now once again be heard

Solo Exhibitions
2008 “Wang luyan: The Other Side of Totality,” JoyArt, Beijing
NOTES OF “CONCEPTION: A Local Narrative of Chinese Contemporary Painting,” lberia
Center for Contemporary Art
2007 “Sawing or Being Sawed,” OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen

Group Exhibitions
2009 “Individual,” Joyart, Beijing
2006 “Hyper-design,” 6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
2002 1st Guangzhou Triennial: Reinterpretation: A Decade of Experimental Chinese Art, Guangdong
Museum of Art, Guangzhou
1998 “An Open Individual,” Asia Society, PS1, New York City
1996 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1995 “Abstract Paintings on Paper by Wang Luyan and Qin Fengling,” Red Gate Gallery, Beijing
“New Asian Art Show
1995 “China, Korea, Japan—Now a Dream of East,” Japan Foundation Forum, Japan
1993 “Silent Energy: New Art from China,” Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1989 “China/Avant-garde,” China Art Gallery, Beijing
1979 Stars Art Exhibition, outside China Art Gallery, Beijing
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Qin Fengling


Qin Fengling was born in Beijing in 1957. She is a self-taught artist. In 1985, she began working with oil and acrylic on canvas.

Qin Fengling has developed her own unique style of painting and found her own art language.. Ignoring traditionally accepted methods, she creates pieces that can only be described as “sculpture on canvas”. Qin Fengling forms figures by squeezing colours directly from tubes onto her canvas, thereby effectively painting and sculpting her three-dimensional characters at the same time. This technique lends Qin Fengling’s work an originality and uniqueness that very few artists can claim. She takes a style of individuation, an admiring personality of freedom, independence and creativity. Her attitude toward art has preserved her active, struggling, modest and optimistic spirit.

Solo Exhibitions
2008 "Multitude" Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago (solo) (curated by David A. Parker)
2006 “WOW !,WHITE SPACE BEIJING” China

Group exhibitions
2008 “Qin Fengling” OPERA GALLERYN Gallery, Hong Kong
"UNITED in Art," De Vos Art Museum, Marquette MI, USA
“THE LOVE OF ART” Collecting Contemporary Art in China
"Memory - Imagination - Fun," Gana Art, Busan, Korea
2007 “The First Today's / Energy:Spirit•Body•Material” Beijing Today Art Museum,
Beijing,China
“Neo—Painting from China” Kamakura Gallery, japan
2006 “POST NORA” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
“Starving Artists” C5 Art, Beijing, China
"Memory - Imagination - Fun" Gana Art, Busan, Korea
2005 “Painting—unrealism” WHITE SPACE BEIJING, China
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Chen Wenling


Chen Wenling is well known for his highly distinctive sculptures which often feature a pig or other animal personified to form a grotesque commentary on modern consumerist society. His style is raw and to some even repulsive, fullness of form takes on a special kind of strength. Countless shapes come together irrationally, forcing the viewer to fall into an unaccountable raptive. In Chen Wenling’s idea, the very “unacceptability” of his works is where their strength lies. His sculptures have the power to affect the viewer deeply and whether you are enchanted or disturbed by them, they are always thought provoking.

1969 Born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China
Graduated from Xiamen Academy of Art and Design Completed Study in Sculpture Dept and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Now Works and Lives in Beijing, a Professional Artist, China

Solo Exhibitions
2009 (Emergency Exit - Sculptures By Chen Wenling 2009),JoyArt, Beijing, China
2008 (God of Materialism - Sculptures By Chen Wenling 2008),Asia Art Center,
Beijing, China
2007 (Metamorphose Chen Wenling Exhibition), Makii Masaru Fine Arts, Japan
(Chen Wenling’s Contemporary Sculpture Solo Exhibition), Vanessa Art House,
Jakarta,Indonesia
2006 (Chen Wenling’s Sculpture Solo Exhibition), Duolun Museum of Modern Art,
Shanghai,China
(Red Memory - Chen Wenling’s Sculpture Exhibition), Singapore
(Beneath Above), BANG-Beijing Art Now Gellery, Beijing, China
2004 (Happy Life),Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
2003 (Seeking the True Nature), Xuri Bay, Zhuhai, China
2002 (Red Memory), Pearl Bay Beach, Xiamen, China
(Red = Culture + Consumption), Laiya Department Store, Xiamen, China
1991 (Chen WenLing Woodcarving Show), Xiamen Academy of Art and Design, China

Group Exhibitions
2010 (It’s Not Sculpture),Linda gallery,Beijing,China
2009 (China Narratives——The fourth Chengdu Biennale),Chengdu Contemporary Art
Museum,Chengdu,Chin
(Qriginaire——Installation Art Exhibition),DeShan Art Apace,Beijing,China (A
Conversation with Chicago:Contemporary Sculpture from China),Chicago,American
(Beyond Globalization), Beyond Art Space,Beijing,China
(Inspiration•Deconstruction),798IT Spaces, Beijing, China
(The Very Condition—The Exhibition of top 12 Chinese Contemporary Artists), Beijing, China
(Art Basel Miami Beach), Miami, American
2008 (Third International Biennial of Contemporary Art), Centro Andaluz de Arte
Contemporáneo,Seville, Spain
(The 3rd Nanjing Triennial - Reflective Asia), Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
(Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair Subject Matter Exhibition - Public Art),
Beijing Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
(Shanghai Art Fair Subject Matter Exhibition - Best of Discovery),Shanghai
Exhibition Center,Shanghai,China
(Pusan Biennale - Expenditure), Busan Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea
(China…Forward!)TSUM, Moscow, Russia
(Red, Smooth and Luminescent Contemporary Expression), Xin Dong Chen Space
For Contemporary Art III, Beijing, China
(International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations), Lido, Venice, Italy
(Art of Pigs - Pigs Expressed in Art), Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokka, Japan
(Mountain Flowers in Full Bloom), The First Sound Gallery, Beijing, China
(3.15 - LET'S CONSUME), Xin Dong Chen Space For Contemporary Art III, Beijing,
China
(Happy Together), Aura Gallery, Beijing, China
(China - Facing Reality), National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
(Beijing - Athens Contemporary Art From China), Technopolis of the city of
Athens, Athens, Greece
(Chinese Scene), Wanhao Hotel, Beijing, China
(Source), Moon River Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China
(China Blue), Beijing Overseas Chinese City, Beijing , China
(China Blue), Katrinetorps Gard, Malmo, Sweden
(Image Spirit), K Gallery, Chengdu, China
2007 (My Chinese Friends), Gallery Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
(Beyond Reality), Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
(The Power of Universe - The Frontier of Contemporary Chinese Art), Asia Art
Center, Beijing, China
(Reconstructed World View),K• Gallery, Chengdu, China
(Post Avant - Garde Chinese Contemporary Art: Four Directions of the New Era),
Hong Kong, China
(Energy - Spirit - Body - Material)Today’s Museum, Beijing, China
(Calling a Stag a Horse Exhibition of Sculptures by Guangci, ChenWenling,
Xiangjing and Caohui), Sanshang Art, Beijing, China
(A Truth beyond the Real), Doosan Art Center, Seoul, Korea
(Wild Beasts),Mook Gallery of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
(Floating - New Contemporary Art), The National Art Museum of Korea, Seoul,
Korea
(Red Hot - Asian Art Today), The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, American
(China- Facing Reality), the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien,
Vienna, Austria
(Thermocline of Art-New Asian Waves), ZKM Center for Art and Media,
Karlsruhe,Germany
(Departure from Mainstream Contemporary Art Exhibition), Creative Plaze 798,
Beijing, China
(Top10 Chinese Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition), Asia Art Center, Beijing ,
China
(Chinese Whispers Osage Kwun tong), Hong Kong, China
2006 (Chinese Contemporary Art Document Exhibition), World Art Museum, Beijing,China
(Chinese Art Today), National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
(Hyper Design Shanghai Biennale), Shanghai Art Museum,Shanghai, China
(Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition), Robischon Gallery, Denver, USA
(Humanistic Shan - Shui), An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture Art,
Huizhou,China
(The Road To Open),the 2nd Art Festival Invitation Exhibition For Public
Sculpture In The Song Zhuang, China
(New Folk Movement - The Reconstruct of the Commonality Living),Song Zhuang,
Beijing,China
(Beyond Experience - New China),Contemporary Art Exhibition, Arario Gallery,
Beijing,China
(37th Art Exposition in Basel of Switzerland), Basel, Switzerland
(In the Name of Material), Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Sculpture, HSS Art
Centre Shanghai, China
(Made in China), Vecchiato Art Gallery, Padova, Italy
2005 (Grounding Reality), Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
(Time of Sea International Contemporary Art Exhibition), Shanghai, China
(Second China Art Triennial), Nanjing Art Museum, Nanjing, China
(Heaven and Earth), Chinese Contemporary Exhibition, China Millennium Monument,
Beijing,China
(Peace and prosperity),60th Anniversary of the Victory of Anti - Fascist War
Commemoration Sculpture Exhibition, Beijing, China
(Sculpture Century),Shanghai City Exhibition, Shanghai, China
(Luxury Time China Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition), Tianjin, China
(Beautiful World Contemporary Art Exhibition), Beijing, China
(No Boundary China Contemporary Art Exhibition), Beijing, China
(Sword Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition), Beijing, China
(Contemporary Beijing), Art Literature Exhibition, Beijing, China
(Build up Fable China Art Exhibition), Beijing, China
(One Fourth Contemporary Art Exhibition), Beijing, China
2004 (Terra Vita Xiamen), Fujian, China
(Expressions of State Xiamen Contemporary Art Show), Fujian, China
(10th National Art Exhibitions), Changchun, China
(China-Belgium Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition), Antwerpen, Belgium
2003 (Chinese Sculpture Masterpieces Exhibition of the Beijing international
Biennale)Beijing,China
(Sea and Music), International Sculpture Exhibition, Xiamen, China
(The Northeast Annual Exhibition of the Works of Sculpture), Changchun, China
(China-Holland Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition), Xiamen, China
(Ship - Xiamen Port), Modern Art Exhibition, Xiamen, China(The National Fujian
- Born Modern Artists Invitation Exhibition), Fuzhou, China
2002 (First China Art Triennial), Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangdong, China
2001 (Sculpture Show), Shanghai Young Artists Exhibition, Normal University of
Shanghai, China
1999 (Ninth National Art Exhibition), National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
1997 (The first Chinese Huaihuabei Environmental Sculpture Exhibition), China
1991 (Chen Wenling’s Woodcarving Exhibition Xiamen College of Art), Xiamen, China
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