Ling Jian

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Following his critically acclaimed “Communist Sister” series, Ling Jian has continued exploring issues concerning communism and the role of women in a changing Chinese society. Through his paintings, Ling Jian also explores the evolution of Chinese cultural identity as a whole. Beautiful women are depicted in a provocative and highly sexual style, this contrasts sharply with the conservative and restrained image of the true communist female soldier. Indeed, Ling Jians works are replete with contrasts; Beauty and love contrast with violence and war, fragility and femininity contrast with power and masculinity. The paintings themselves are executed with incredible skill, in a highly realistic manner. Despite this semblance of reality however, Ling Jian’s subjects appear to be in a surreal world, populated by angels and rifles. Having participated in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide, Ling Jian is fast being recognised s one of China’s greatest talents.

Education

1986
Graduated from Qinghua University Art College, Beijing

Exhibition

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007
Red Vanitas, Oil Paintings by Ling Jian, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2005
Ling Jian One-Man Show, Art RAI, Amsterdam
Chinese Visions, Artiscope Gallery, Brussels
2004
Immaculate, Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam
2003
Sublime: New Works by Ling Jian, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
2002
Asian Fashion - Asian Vibes, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
Sense of Nirvana, Galerie van der Straeten, Amsterdam
2000
Private Journey - Asian Fine Arts, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
1999
Axis of Time, Kampnagelfabrik - Medienpark, Hamburg
1997
Ling Jian, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg
1996
Ling Jian, Promotion Program, Art Cologne, Cologne
1995
White Room, White Room Gallery, Hamburg
1993
Ling Jian, Schwind Gallery, Frankfurt am Main
1991
Ling Jian, Lochte Gallery, Hamburg

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007
Hong Kong Artwal, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2006
Beaufourt 2nd Triennale of Contemporary Art, PMMK – Museum of Modern Art, Beaufort, Belgium
First Exhibition, Xin Beijing Art Gallery, Beijing
Milan Art Fair, Milan
PULSE Art Fair, New York
2005
FIAC, Paris
Gorgeous Isn't Good Enough, Spazio Pirelli, Bicocca, Milan, Rome
Beauties, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
Scent of a Woman, Contemporary Chinese Art sponsored by Escada, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Identities, van der Straeten Gallery, Amsterdam
Frieze Art Fair, London
2004
Posers, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing
Art Cologne, Cologne
FIAC, Paris
Frieze Art Fair, London
Ling Jian and Diana Brunstein, Guardini Foundation Kunsthalle, Luckenwalde, Germany
Artist in Residence Program and Exhibition: China Moon, with Art Director Robert Wilson, at the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, Water Mill, Long Island, USA
Aliens On The Way, Buero fur Kunst, Dresden, Germany
Cinesi artisti fra traditione e presente, Pinacoteca Provinciale, Potenza, Italy
Armory Show, New York
2003
The Rest of the World, Neuffer am Park, Pirmasens, Germany
Art Forum, Berlin
FIAC, Paris
Art Cologne, Cologne
2002
Art Forum, Berlin
Art Cologne, Cologne
2001
The World from a German View, Odapark, Venray, Holland
Masterpieces Asian Fine Arts, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin
Foerderkoje, Berlin
Art Forum, Berlin
Art Cologne, Cologne
NRW Kunstausstellung, Dusseldorf
2000
ART Frankfurt, Frankfurt
Sanssouci, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art Forum, Berlin
Art Cologne, Cologne
1999
Scholarship, Thesirius Arts Center, Ireland
1996
Group Exhibition, Chapel Art Center, Cologne
1995
Alphabet Of Cruelty, Museum Stadt Bad Hersfeld Video - Installation
NRW Kunstausstellung, Dusseldorf
1993
MEDIALE, Hamburg Deichtorhallen
Received First Prize Award, Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, China Art Museum, Beijing
Art Cologne, Cologne

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