March 15 – April 15, 2017
Academic Support: Jonathan Goodman
Curator: Lily Zhang Candler
Contemporary Art and Editions is pleased to announce “Formation & Movement”, an exhibition of ink paintings by Chinese artists Qiu Zhenzhong and Shen Jinbo at Contemporary Art and Editions. The show features 32 ink paintings, including two series works by master calligraphist Qiu Zhengzhong, “Shan Haijing” and “Statues” (which were part of his solo exhibition at National Art Museum of China in 2015), and the “World Series” and “Seasons Series” by the young promising ink artist, Shen Jinbo.
Qiu Zhenzhong, born in 1947 in Jinagxi, Nanchang, China, is considered the most important experimental calligrapher in contemporary China. He is a professor and doctorial tutor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He received his MFA from Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now the China Academy of Fine Arts) in 1981. In 2008, he served as the ink painting counselor for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Before that, he taught in the Japanese Ministry of Education (Japan), Zhejing Academy of Fine Arts (China) and Japan’s National Nara University of Education. His work has been featured in the National Art Museum of China, Zhejing Art Museum, Jiangsu Art Museum, Jiangxi Art Museum, Guangdong Art Museum, Shanghai Museum (China) and Pearl Lam Gallery (Hong Kong), as well as the Museum of Modern Art (Berlin, Germany), Ueno Museum (Tokyo, Japan), San Francisco Chinese Culture Center (USA), Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Brussels, Belgium), and other museums around the world. In the 1980’s, Qiu was regarded as one of the four chief architects in contemporary Chinese writing art, together with Xu Bing, Gu Wenda, and Wu Shan. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
Shen Jinbo was born in 1978 in Xinyang, Henan, China, and lives and works in Bejing. He completed his academic training in the Oil Painting Department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2010. He studied ink art from a very young age and his work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the 798 Art District, Beijing, and at the Henan Art Center, Zheng Zhou (China). His work is included in collections of private ink art collectors in China. Shen’s art holds a place of academic importance in the development of ink art that is highly recognized by Dao Zi, an Art Critic and Professor from Tsiinghua Univeristy and Zhang Xiaoling, Art Critic and Professor from China National Academy of Painting.
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