Michael Goedhuis

Stand:   246

Chinese and Japanese work of art and Chinese contemporary art

61 Cadogan Square, Flat 3
London, SW1X 0HZ
United Kingdom
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Artists Exhibited at the fair:

  • Li Chen 李真

    Li Chen 李真

    Biography : Li Chen, born in Yuanlin, Taiwan in 1963, is the most exciting and accomplished of the new generation of sculptors in Asia. His life and work are guided by his deep commitment to Buddhism. His powerfully modeled bronze figures contain references to classical Chinese sculpture but use contemporary concepts of modeling to express the realities of the modern world. His works have won numerous awards, and the beauty and spiritual depth of his sculptures have found favor with individual and institutional collectors as well as with Buddhist practitioners. Indebted to Buddhist imagery of the Tang and Song dynasties, Li's works use the past as a springboard for developing his own highly individual expression, which relies on minimizing detail and ornamentation for simplicity of form.
  • Zheng Chongbin 鄭重賓

    Zheng Chongbin 鄭重賓

    Biography : Zheng Chongbin studied in China before travelling to the United States where he received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991. He received his BFA from the Chinese Painting Department, Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Fine Arts), Hangzhou in 1984 and subsequently taught there from 1984 to 1988. Like many other contemporary Chinese artists, he is bi-cultural, spending his time between China and the US. His work reflects influences from both cultures, and his richly textured ink surface confronts issues of form as well as a loftier metaphysical dimensions. His recent projects include a commission for The Sand's Corporation at Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore and a commission for the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. Detailed Description : The Propositions of Alignment (D)
    2014
    Ink and acrylic on paper
    33 x 32 ½ in (84 x 83 cm)
  • Fang Jun 方駿

    Fang Jun 方駿

    Biography : Born in Guanyun, Jiangsu Province in 1943, Fang Jun studied in the Art Department at the Nanjing Normal University, and started teaching at the Nanjing Academy of Fine Arts after he received his M.F.A. degree in 1981. Trained in time-honored materials and techniques, Fang has been influenced by the traditions and ideals of the literati painters (wenren) in this historical city, the first capital of the Ming dynasty. Withdrawing from politics and enjoying tranquility in nature has been a dream common among Chinese literati for hundreds of years, and it is one that Fang Jun shares. The compositions of his landscapes evoke masterpieces from the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) , while his fresh and unorthodox palette provides a luminous vision of the waterways and peaks of the lower Yangzi River. Fang Jun achieves such effects by directly applying light colors to his mountains, trees, and rocks, without restricting himself to the rigid texturing technique called "cun". He spends much time sketching in solitary communion with nature in the beautiful countryside outside Nanjing and integrates contemporary aesthetics in a context which links them into a historical perspective. Detailed Description : Cloud Shadow
    2007
    Ink on paper
    26 ¾ x 26 ¾ in (68 x 68 cm)
  • Fung Ming Chip 馮明秋

    Fung Ming Chip 馮明秋

    Biography : Born in 1951 in a poor village in Guangdong Province, China, Fung Ming Chip benefited from no more than a primary school education before his family moved to New Jersey in the USA in 1977. Fung Ming Chip is unique among China’s young generation of contemporary artists. He has taken China’s rich calligraphic legacy and looked at it with a twenty-first century eye. He gives as much importance to the spaces within and between the characters, and the sequence with which the ink is applied, as he does to the literary content. He has created over 50 new calligraphic scripts and succeeded at adding an element of playfulness into what had been sacrosanct academic tradition. A major retrospective of the artist’s work was held in 1999 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and his first UK exhibition was held at Goedhuis Contemporary during London’s Asian Art Week in November 2000. Fung Ming Chip’s work has been featured in magazines such as New York Arts Magazine, Orientations, Asia Sculptures News and numerous Chinese journals. Detailed Description : Heart Sutra
    2002
    Ink on paper
    28 x 13 1/2 in (71 x 34 cm)
  • Gao Xingjian 高行健

    Gao Xingjian 高行健

    Biography : Born in Ganzhou, Jiangxi, in 1940, Gao Xingjian was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000. Interested in literature and for a time a student of painting while young, in 1962 he received a degree in French from the Beijing Language Institute. During the 1960s and the 1970s, Gao worked in the capital as a translator while writing novels and painting, and during the Cultural Revolution he was sent to the countryside for reeducation, at which time he burned some of his manuscripts. In the 1980s, he published experimental literary works as well as nonfiction, but after one of his plays was banned, Gao retreated to nature to avoid any further exposure to controversy, and he spent ten months in the mountains of Sichuan, an area with a rich history of being a refuge. In 1987, Gao Xingjian left China for Paris, and was granted French citizenship in 1997. The expressive paintings that spring from Gao’s introspection are characterized by a spontaneity of touch, and their ink tones that range from subtle grays to jet blacks can either swallow or emit light. His style can be characterized as that of “writing of the idea” (literally, xieyi), which allows him to create subtle, intuitive works that move between figurative and abstract art. Detailed Description : L'Astre, 2009
    Ink on paper
    45 1/4 x 41 3/4 in (115 x 106 cm)
  • Gu Gan 古干

    Gu Gan 古干

    Biography : Born in Changsha, Hunan, in 1942, Gu Gan is now internationally recognized as a key pioneer of the modernist movement in calligraphic painting on the mainland. Gu studied traditional Chinese painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and turned to calligraphy during the chaotic years of the 1960s. He was not able to resume his study of painting until 1975, when he was appointed as art editor of the People's Literature Publishing House. Interested in modern art, especially the early-20th-century innovators Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Joan Miró, Gu Gan started to experiment with radical approaches to calligraphy at the China National Art Museum in Beijing in 1985, which earned him the position of chairman of the Society of Modern Calligraphy and Painting. In most of his works, Gu Gan combines traditional Chinese characters, particularly those having archaic and pictographic formulation, with abstract painting. He has created a new pictorial language that reverses the traditional relationship between calligraphic form and content, and his writings and lectures have had an important impact on the development of a modernist calligraphy.
  • Lu Hao 卢昊

    Lu Hao 卢昊

    Biography : Lu Hao was born in Beijing in 1969 and graduated from the Chinese Ink Painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1992. He had become recognized as an accomplished ink painter by 1997 when he began to explore other ways in which to express his concern about the clash between the legacy of China’s great classical civilization on the one hand and the drive to modernity propagated by the Chinese government on the other. The propelling theme of Lu Hao’s intellectual life has been his deep dismay at the destruction of China’s ancient cities. Lu Hao is one of a brilliant new generation of artists which represents a new direction of thinking in China today. Detailed Description : True Landscape, 2012
    Ink and colour on paper
    59 x 78 3/4 in (150 x 200 cm)
  • Chen Hsing-wan

    Chen Hsing-wan

  • Chen Hsing-wan

    Chen Hsing-wan

  • Li Huayi 李华弋

    Li Huayi 李华弋

    Biography : Li Huayi (b. 1948, Shanghai) is one of the greatest living painters working in the traditional style, creating masterful landscape portraits of mountains, trees and misty vistas. While the country’s avant-garde painters get all the media attention, he has quietly created a body of work that borrows from the great classics but also adds to them. His images are rich, detailed and powerful in their ability to capture an ancient world in hues of brown, grey, green and black. The son of wealthy Shanghai parents, he began studying art at the age of six, survived the Cultural Revolution creating propaganda works, and then in 1982 left for San Francisco. His works have been collected by some of the world’s leading art museums, including Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Museum of Tokyo. Jerry Yang, one of the founders of Yahoo, has also collected his works, as well as the Robert Ho Foundation through Sotheby’s. He lives and works in San Francisco and Beijing. Detailed Description : Landscape
    2010-2011
    Ink on paper
    42 3/4 x 36 in (180 1/2 x 91 1/2 cm)
  • Marie Hugo

    Marie Hugo

    Biography : Marie Hugo comes from a distinguished French family of artists and writers. She lives and works between London and the South of France where she was born. Her work tends to be large scale and predominantly black ink on paper or canvas. Although trained in France in the Western European tradition, she has lived in Asia and has long had an affinity with the Orient: indeed, her style and inspiration has much to do with traditional Chinese art forms and can be described as a marriage of East and West. When she returned to Europe in the 1980’s she worked in her late father’s studio, by the end of the 1990’s she was breaking with the more traditional way of expressing herself. She then began painting with Indian Ink and pigments in pools of water on the floor of the studio. This experimental way of painting proved a significant new departure for her. Playing with the rejection or the fusion of the ink in water, her work involved balancing fullness with emptiness, and fluctuating between figuration and abstraction. Bamboo, insects, lotus leaves, stones, water and twigs became important motifs in her work. At times her work also has evolved in a three-dimensional form, as she mounted her large canvases in free-standing columns, resulting in an installation she called “Forest of Light'. Among the columns she installed a structure in metal mesh, which she called “Medusa” and thus seemed to be sculpting both air and light.
  • Ma Hui 马蕙

    Ma Hui 马蕙

    Biography : Chinese/Dutch artist Ma Hui was born in Chengde, Hebei Province in 1958, to the family of a high-ranking Party official. Her extensive range of artworks embodies her two very different cultural identities in a number of ways. Her feelings about shuimo, Chinese ink and water on paper, stem from her days of early childhood on the banks of the Yellow River in Ningxia, during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). The Ma family was broken up after her father and mother were detained and the children sent to the countryside for re-education. Ma Hui studied at the Art College of the University of Xi’an, after which she spent time in Tibet to paint the cultural life of ethnic minorities. In 1987, she moved to Europe to further her art studies in Switzerland and Holland. While in Ningxia, the symbiosis of yellow earth and streaming water evoked lasting emotions, literally colouring her artistic career that spans four decades on two continents. Both cultures resonate in her shuimo, an ancient Chinese configurative art form that Ma Hui has masterfully transformed into immense abstract eruptions of ink and water on paper. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Aemstelle Prize by the Cobra Museum in The Netherlands, for an installation of ink on canvas artworks, entitled ‘Yellow River’. Exhibition : Selected Exhibitions:
    2016 – Red on Black – Between Two Worlds (solo exhibition)¬, Times Art Museum, Beijing
    2014 – Water Dreaming¬, Oooit Art , The Netherlands
    2012 – Masks, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing
    2010 – 50 x Tibet, Expo Project, Amstelveen
    2010 – The Doors Project, Various locations in Ningxia
    2007 – Galerie Piet Clement, The Netherlands
    2001 – Canvas International Art, The Netherlands
  • Masahiko Ichino

    Masahiko Ichino

  • Jizi 姬子

    Jizi 姬子

    Biography : Born in Hebei Province in 1942, Jizi moved as a young man to Beijing where, rather than embark on a classic academic fine art education, he immersed himself in the study of the 'Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting', which has been perhaps the single most individual cultural source for ink painters in the past three centuries. Over the following years, Jizi concentrated on developing his own brush and ink technique, evolving from his study of Song period masterpieces into an original and expressive abstraction that he refers to as the 'Dao of Ink'. While there is a broad network of pictorial references in his latest works, intimate links with the classical canon and the calligraphic gesture remain strikingly evident. However, he is deeply aware of the need for contemporary ink artists to address the imperatives of a contemporary world that is no longer satisfied with the stale painterly formulae of earlier eras, however accomplished. Detailed Description : The Extension of Time No.1
    2013
    Ink on paper
    75 3/4 x 110 1/2 in (192 1/2 x 280 1/2 cm)
  • Wang Keping 王克平

    Wang Keping 王克平

    Biography : Wang Keping was born in Beijing, China in 1949. In 1979 he founded the Stars, an experimental artists’ collective that was born out of the atmosphere of open political activism during the “Beijing Spring.” A self-taught artist, Wang Keping is known for his rounded, stylized wood sculptures, most of which are abstractions of the female body. After carving the figures out of single blocks of beech, ash, wild cherry, maple or oak, he lightly burns and then polishes the surface of each one to produce a smooth, lustrous effect. Wang Keping has exhibited widely throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, and his work has been collected by many notable institutions such as the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University.
  • Makuzu Kozan

    Makuzu Kozan

    Biography : Kozan Makuzu (1842 - 1916)
  • Hu Zhen Kun 胡振昆

    Hu Zhen Kun 胡振昆

  • Le Guo 郭洛

    Le Guo 郭洛

    Biography : Le Guo was born in China in 1964. He received an MA in Fine Art from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK and a BA in Fine Art from North West Normal University, China. He was invited to exhibit his work in the UK by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Barbican Centre in 1990. He used to teach at the British Museum, the Birkbeck, University of London. He was also invited to deliver lectures at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts and Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China. The most recent solo and group exhibitions include Autocatalytic Future Games, no format Gallery, London 2015. Paradoxical Intentions, Bermondsey Square, London 2014, Nothing is Still, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy 2013. Momentary Suspensions, Hua Gallery, London 2013. Re-Growing, Asia House, London 2013. Creative Cities Collection, Barbican Arts Centre, London 2012. Restless Envisioning, no format Gallery, London 2012. Painting and Object, Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, London 2012. Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London 2011. Le Guo lives and works in London. Detailed Description : Multichrome - Orange, 2015
    Ink and colour on paper
    39 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)
  • Chun-yi Lee 李君毅

    Chun-yi Lee 李君毅

    Biography : Born in 1965 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chun-yi Lee moved to Hong Kong in 1970 and graduated from the Chinese University there, where he was deeply influended by his teacher Li Kuo-sung. Lee obtained his MFA from the Graduate Program of Fine Arts of Tunghai University in Taiwan, and he was recently awarded his PhD candidate in Chinese art history at the Arizona State University. The artist is clearly aware of his hybrid and transcultural experience, both in his art-critical outlook and in his art. Inspired by the ancient technique of Chinese ink-rubbing, he uses a small cork block to stamp the paper with variable pressure and in different directions; this creates apparently ordinary yet deconstructed landscapes. Detailed Description : White Stars
    2011
    Ink on paper
    30 x 33 in (76 x 84 cm)
  • Leung Kui Ting 梁巨廷

    Leung Kui Ting 梁巨廷

    Biography : Born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, in 1945, Leung Kui Ting moved to Hong Kong in 1948, and in 1964 he studied painting under Lui Shou-kwan (1919 - 1975). Leung later took graphic design classes from Wucius Wong and has held various teaching positions. In the 1990s he exhibited in the mainland and traveled there quite a bit. A figure in Hong Kong's New Ink Painting movement that grew up around Lui Shou-kwan, Leung has experimented with many different styles that synthesize classical ink painting with modern art. However, the rocks, trees, and mountains that have been the subject of the literati painters over the past 600 years have remained his principal interest. In his series of paintings entitled "Zan Zak Zen", he portrays fantastically shaped Chinese scholar's rocks as if they were cliffs and mountains. In another series entitled "Words from Stones", magically floating mountains, again evoking scholar's rocks, are juxtaposed with finely drawn diagrams and graphs, thus creating a world of tension, as well as resolution, between old and new. Detailed Description : Zak Zen, No. 1216
    2009
    Chinese ink on silk
    39 ¼ x 55 in (100 x 140 cm)
  • Li Jin 李津

    Li Jin 李津

    Biography : Born in Tianjin in 1958, Li Jin is one of the best-known and most unorthodox ink painters in the so-called New Literati group. Before his study in the Painting Department at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, where he now teaches, Li trained in dyeing and weaving at the Tianjin Academy of Arts and Crafts, which partly explains his mastery of pattern and colour. Li Jin gradually formed his uniquely playful style in the early 1990s, and is now famous for his seductive depictions of the good life. In contrast to the formality and stereotyped subjects of historical literati art – often derived from famous texts, pictures by earlier masters, or both – food and wine and the sample things in life are Li’s subject matter. The Falstaffian figure that appears repeatedly in his work is modeled on himself, and the flirtatious, enticing young women are artist’s ideal of female beauty. Detailed Description : Li's Little Brother
    2012
    Ink and colour on paper
    16 ½ x 16 ½ inches (42 x 42 cm)
  • Li Xubai 李虚白

    Li Xubai 李虚白

    Biography : Born in 1940, Li Xubai moved to Hong Kong in 1979, where he has been the editor of art magazines such as "The World of Collectors" and "Dragon Roots Art Magazine". Li moved to Canada in 1996, where he now lives. Although he first taught himself western-derived painting, Li began to study Chinese classical literature, poetry and landscape painting in the 1960s. His paintings are constructions of landscape elements without a specific relationship to any one geographical site. Li Xubai maintains his connection with the contemporary world by creating a seemingly flat pictorial space and a pixilated effect that reminds digital media. By choosing to paint in a classically derived style, Li Xubai asserts his cultural identity while working in a foreign land. The poems he inscribes on his paintings in traditional literatus fashion usually mention his foreign residence, echoing numerous inscriptions by painterly predecessors who wistfully invoked their own political exile. Detailed Description : Early Spring, 2010
    Ink and colour on paper
    95 3/4 x 97 1/3 in (243 x 247 cm)
  • C.X Li

    C.X Li

    Biography : 1982 - Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts of China; appointed teacher in the Chinese Painting department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts 1986 - Awarded the prize of ‘most outstanding painting’ at the Beijing Artists’ Exhibition of China, and at The Sixth National Art Exhibition of China, Chinese National Fine Arts Museum 1988 - Moved to England as a professional artist Detailed Description : Autumn Bamboo
    2001
    Ink and colour on paper
    36 ½ x 47 ¾ in (93 x 121 cm)
  • Liu Qinghe 刘庆和

    Liu Qinghe 刘庆和

    Biography : Liu Qinghe is considered a contemporary master of ink and wash painting, renowned for pushing the broad potential of this traditional medium to portray today's realities. A member of the painting faculty at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Liu Qinghe has exhibited worldwide. His work is collected by the Embassy of Australia, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, National Art Museum in Beijing, and Shanghai Art Museum, among others. Detailed Description : Yi Yan, 2007
    Ink and wash on paper
    118.11 x 35.43 in (300 x 90 cm)
  • Liu Kuo-sung 刘国松

    Liu Kuo-sung 刘国松

    Biography : Born in Bangbu, Anhui, in 1932, Liu Kuo-sung is universally recognized as one of the earliest and most important advocates and practitioners of modernist Chinese painting. He moved to Taiwan from the mainland in 1949. In 1956, Liu graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the National Taiwan Normal University, in which he studied both traditional brush-and-ink and western-style painting techniques. As one of the co-founders of Taiwan’s Fifth Moon Painting Society (Wuyue huahui) in 1957, Liu Kuo-sung sought a new approach to art, which was inspired by both traditional Chinese painting—especially the style of the late Tang period (618-907) and the monumental landscape painting style of the 10th to 11th centuries—as well as modern styles and techniques such as Abstract Expressionism. Before turning to ink painting in 1961, Liu experimented with abstract oils. By the mid-1960s, Liu had gradually developed his own personal pictorial formulae in which he combines ink painting with collage and applies ink and color on special paper. His fusion of landscape monumentality and abstraction represent the mature style that has earned him a place in many prestigious international exhibitions and collections over the past twenty years. Detailed Description : Autumn Landscape, 1965
    Ink on paper
    36 ½ x 23 ½ in (92.3 x 59.8 cm)
  • Lo Ch'ing 罗青

    Lo Ch'ing 罗青

    Biography : Born in 1948, Lo Ch'ing is a poet, painter, and calligrapher. He moved to Taiwan in 1949. At an early age, Lo learned classical ink painting of the court tradition. Subsequently, he studied in the English Department of Fu Jen University, and received an MA degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1974. He has been both a professor of literature and a professor of fine arts in universities in Taiwan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Prague and Mainland China. His poems have been published and translated into many languages, and Lo Ch'ing is regarded as one of the pioneers of post-modern poetry in Taiwan. He has also been a major innovator in ink painting, for which he has created a new visual vocabulary that deconstructs the classical forms of Chinese landscape by introducing into his compositions abstract and geometric elements, as well as unexpected contemporary motifs. Detailed Description : The Sun, the Moon and the Little Yellow Flower
    2014
    Ink and colour on paper
    Each panel: 54 x 27 1/2 in (137 x 70 cm)
  • Whitney McVeigh

    Whitney McVeigh

    Biography : Whitney McVeigh lives and works in London. She is a Fellow in Creative Practice at University of the Arts, London. In 2008 she was nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize by Saatchi Gallery Director, Rebecca Wilson. Her recent exhibitions include a solo installation at St Peter’s Church, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2015) and ‘Birth: Origins at the end of life’ at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Okayama, Japan (2015). Her participations to group exhibitions include Glass Stress, White Light/White Heat at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and Unlocking the Diary: Archiving of Nameless Memories’ at Folkestone Fringe for Folkestone Triennial (2014) as well as moving image for Extinction Marathon at the Serpentine Gallery (2014). She has lectured and held discussions internationally including The Royal Academy of Arts, London (2015) and presentation of her work at Louise Bourgeois Salon in New York. Detailed Description : Infinite Space
    2014
    Ink on paper
    30 x 22 in (76 x 56 cm)
  • Kyle Noble

    Kyle Noble

    Biography : In 2011 Noble returned from a 15 month life in Taiwan, he then spent two years studying for his Masters at Edinburgh College of Art where he began to visually explore and refine a myth that had emerged to him during his time in the East. He received the RSA HIghland Society of London Award 2014, the RSA William Littlejohn Award 2013 and was selected for the Jerwood drawing prize 2013. Noble’s practice has a strong drawn element mixing automatic drawing, Chinese landscape aesthetics and layers of varnish. Over the last two years Noble has devoted his practice to the description of an imaginary ancient culture called 'The Meiklians', who built the stone circles around his home in Aberdeenshire. Through drawing, painting and writing he describes this fictional territory of mind, calling the collective body of work 'The Meiklian Project'. In his paintings Noble experiments with medium and mark making in an effort to describe the strong impressions that his research and experiences have made upon him. They describe an idealised ecstatic landscape full of supernatural distortions, shamanism, stone circles, archaic forests, gnarled trees and views of a distant sacred mountain. Noble creates these visions through a unique blend of media; utilising turbulent layers of industrial varnish, jewel like painted details, ancient Chinese pigments of Malachite and Lapis Lazuli, holographic gels and a high embellishment of detailed drawing. Detailed Description : Dess, 2015 Mixed media 32 ¾ x 32 ¾ in (83 x 83 cm)
  • Jake Oliver-Fishman

    Jake Oliver-Fishman

    Biography : Jake studied at Byam Shaw Saint Martins before undertaking his bachelor’s degree in fine art at the University of West England. During this period he spent six months studying in Hong Kong, where he recently returned to spend another year developing his art practice. Jake has a profound fascination with the ‘everyday’. Through juxtaposing what we know with unfamiliar forms, objects and experiences, he looks to encourage an exploration of one’s subconscious and their surroundings. While his work feels very personal to him, he chooses to refrain from imprinting this into the title or explanation of any given piece. “I want to simply lay the seeds for stimulation, it is with the engagement of the viewer’s imagination where things get interesting.” The fundamental belief that no human is uncreative underpins everything he makes. “It is in direct opposition to the very nature of being human to think of oneself as such. It is only due to a lack of opportunity, stimulation or confidence that culminates in such a belief. It is essential to our existence, happiness and evolution as a species to continue to creatively engage with ourselves, each other and our environment.” If only in a miniscule way, he hopes what he makes encourages viewers to engage their imaginations, giving further consideration to what is and what could be.
  • Nie Ou 聶鷗

    Nie Ou 聶鷗

    Biography : Nie Ou was born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in 1948. In 1954, Nie Ou and her family moved to Beijing where she started painting lessons at the Beijing Municipal Children's Palace. When the Cultural Revolution erupted, she was sent to Yanbei, a remote area on the northwestern plateau of Shanxi Province, where she lived the life of the peasants. Living and working in the field was strenuous but it was in this remote land, far from the chaos of the capital that she found peace of mind and, ultimately, her inspiration. There are rarely vestiges of the city in her paintings. Instead, images of barren houses and snow covered country roads constitute most of the compositions. In looking at Nie Ou's painting, one can recall a familiar past, something of one's childhood and their universal appeal lies in their ability to remind us of our long-forgotten innocence, certainly a refreshing getaway from our hectic lives. In 1978, she moved back to Beijing from Shanxi and entered the Painting Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Under the tutelage of Lu Chen, Nie Ou received formal training in traditional Chinese ink painting. In 1981 after graduation, she joined the Beijing Painting Academy as a Professional Painting Master. Nie Ou's paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout China and Asia, as well as in Europe and the United States. Her paintings appear regularly at auction in Hong Kong. Works by Nie Ou have been placed in a wide array of internationally recognised private and public collections, most notably the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the British Museum.
  • Glenn Palmer-Smith 帕莫士

    Glenn Palmer-Smith 帕莫士

    Biography : Born in 1941, Palmer-Smith is based in New York and is critically acclaimed in particular for his spectacular, detailed murals throughout the city. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Fine Art and Art History from Central Michigan University and Wayne State University in Detroit, and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Utah. He began photography after university and quickly became one of the most renowned fashion photographers worldwide, living and working in Paris and shooting for major publications such as Elle, Marie Claire and British Vogue. He moved back to New York after the birth of his first son. He went on to paint murals throughout New York and published a book called 'Murals of New York City', which has been immensely successful. He has just completed a mural at the Christopher Newport University in Virginia and currently teaches at the New School in Greenwich Village.
  • Pan Hsin-hua 潘信华

    Pan Hsin-hua 潘信华

    Biography : Born in Taitung, Taiwan, in 1966, Pan Hsin-Hua creates surrealistic paintings that are in a classical brush-and-ink style firmly rooted in the Chinese tradition. Currently teaching in Hualien, Taiwan, he graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts, and his works have been exhibited extensively in Taiwan. Pan skillfully blends both the past and the present in paintings that examine the relevance of tradition in contemporary culture. His archaism echoes the "blue-and-green style" that uses opaque mineral pigments in a mode traditionally thought most appropriate for depicting an idealized and utopian world. This follows in the mold of masters of the late Song and early Yuan dynasties - such as the historicizing Qian Xuan and Zhao Mengfu in the 13th century - as well as those of the late Ming period who in turn evoked them, artists like Cui Zizhong, Wu Bin, Ding Yunpeng, and Chen Hongshou in the 16ht and 17th cneturies. At the same time, Pan introduces an ironic and irreverent flavor into his work by integrating unconventional pictorial elements, often from other cultures, and usually of an explicitly contemporary and playful nature. Detailed Description : Qu Lu II
    2001
    Ink and colour on paper
    17 ¾ x 393 ¾ in (45 x 1000 cm)
  • Emilie Pugh

    Emilie Pugh

  • Qin Feng 秦风

    Qin Feng 秦风

    Biography : Born in 1961 in Xinjiang Province, Qin Feng is an iconoclastic artist who is actively involved in China's avant-garde art movement. He studied mural painting at the Shandong University of Art and Design in the early 1980s, and was one of only two people in Shandong Province who radically experimented with imported styles of contemporary art during that period. Because of his involvement in the Chinese avant-garde movement, the German government invited Qin to curate an exhibit promoting cultural exchange between China and Germany. In 1996, Qin moved to Berlin where he began to synthesize Western modernism and the Chinese ink-painting tradition and subsequently became the first Asian artist to show at the Raab Gallery. Through Qin, the legacy of ink-painting is manifested in his intensely emotional and explosive works – whose intention is to make art that is meaningful to the new generation in China as well as the West, without jettisoning his link with Chinese brush-painting. Upon moving to the United States, Qin Feng earned a fellowship and residency with the prestigious MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and has exhibited and performed at the Asia Pacific Museum in California and at the Asia Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Detailed Description : West Wind East Water 078, 2005
    Ink, coffee and tea on silk-and-cotton paper
    51 1/4 x 37 in (130 x 94 cm)
    Signed lower left
  • Qiu Jie 邱节

    Qiu Jie 邱节

    Biography : Born in Shanghai in 1961, Qiu Jie started to learn painting by copying illustrations of the Red Guards in newspapers at the age of ten. In 1981, he graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Shanghai and began to work as an art designer in the Shanghai Instrument Factory. In 1989, recommended by two Swiss artists, Qiu Jie studied multimedia art at the School of Fine Arts in Geneva. Currently living and working in China, France and Switzerland, Qiu uses the simplest tools - graphite pencil and paper - to express his concern about the life experience of the generation in China who went through the Cultural Revolution. Signed with the sobriquet 'The Mountain Man Who Lives Outside His Hometown' (Taxiang shanren), Qiu Jie's works connect his accomplished draftsmanship to the style of the propaganda posters from the Cultural Revolution era. Detailed Description : Contemplation of Plum Blossoms
    Pencil on paper
    39 1/3 x 55 1/4 in (100 x 140 cm)
  • Qiu Deshu 仇德树

    Qiu Deshu 仇德树

    Biography : Qiu Deshu, one of the few artists to have inspired international recognition since the 1980s, studied traditional ink painting and seal carving when he was a child. However, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution interrupted his career in art when he was sent to work at a plastics factory. In the late 1970s, Qiu picked up ink painting again and co-founded the Grass Painting Society (caocao hua she), one of China’s first experimental art societies in the post-Mao period. In the early 1980s, he developed his signature style of works called “fissuring” (liebian). This is a pictorial metaphor for the artist’s life and as his artistic career, both of which have experienced dramatic disruptions and setbacks. In these works, he applies vivid colors to xuan paper, which he tears up and then mounts the fragments to a base layer, often leaving space between to create a pictorial field with the “cracks” that he feels are symbolic of life’s journey. Detailed Description : Mountainscape I, 2004
    Ink on paper and cardboard
    48 x 96 in (122 x 244 cm)
  • Deshu Qiu

    Deshu Qiu

  • Li Rui 李锐

    Li Rui 李锐

    Biography : Born in 1984 and a recent graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Li Rui’s work is part of the next generation of Chinese realist painters. Introduced to Goedhuis Contemporary in 2007, his work will be the subject of our upcoming May exhibition which will focus on his series ‘Nests’, an artistic investigation into the archaeological roots of China’s past and its relevance as a metaphor for today’s current quest for cultural roots. Detailed Description : Neighbor No. 1
    2007
    Oil on canvas
    39 1/3 x 39 1/3 in (100 x 100 cm)
  • Cynthia Sah

    Cynthia Sah

    Biography : Cynthia Sah was born in 1952 in Hong Kong and now lives in Pietrasanta, Italy. Sah received her BA from Bard College and MA from Columbia University. Her recent sculptures are shapes of fluidity in stillness; classical in their elegance, and expressive in their subtle sensuality. Sah’s works are icons of restful movement. Sah has been awarded numerous prizes and has been commissioned for many important public works.
  • He Sen 何森

    He Sen 何森

  • Shao Yinong and Mu Chen - 邵逸农 and 沐辰

    Shao Yinong and Mu Chen - 邵逸农 and 沐辰

    Biography : Shao Yinong and his wife, Muchen, were young children during the 1966–1976 Cultural Revolution, but its impact has never left them—or the nation. “The Cultural Revolution changed the whole of China,” Muchen says. Communist leaders trumpeted the interests of the group—the nation, the masses—while maximising their own power. When they were growing up, “there were always huge portraits of leaders like Mao, Lenin and Marx at the back of the classroom”. The artists’ photographs are enlarged to the same grand dimensions and hand painted in similarly vibrant colours, but their subject is often desolate.
  • Silvers: Thalen & Thalen

    Silvers: Thalen & Thalen

  • Tong Yangtze 董阳孜

    Tong Yangtze 董阳孜

    Biography : Born in Shanghai in 1942, Tong Yangtze studied calligraphy with her father when she was a child. She received her BFA from the National Taiwan Normal University, and later studied oil painting at the University of Massachusetts, where she received an MFA degree in 1970. Tong, who currently lives and works in Taiwan, has gradually developed her own visual language that benefits from her previous training in different medium and art-forms. Inspired by philosophical works like the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) and texts from Confucius and Mencius, Tong creates powerful calligraphic works in cursive style (caoshu) that reach toward the extremes of abstraction. Characters are dramatically distorted but usually remain decipherable so that there is sustained dialogue between content and style, meaning and autonomous gesture. Variations in the width and character of the lines/strokes serve to sustain the effect of movement generated in the execution of each character and contribute to dramatic overall visual effects. Moreover, Tong’s works – titled with the phrase calligraphed – are not only visually beautiful but are also profound in content. Detailed Description : Gao Shan Liu Shui (Your Spirit Stands as High as a Mountain and Broad as the Flowing Waters; Bosom Friends Are Like High Mountains and Waters)
    2000
    Ink on xuan paper
    54 ¼ x 98 ½ in (138 x 250 cm)
  • Katie Vajda

    Katie Vajda

    Biography : Born in Sydney, Australia in 1976, Vajda studied a Bachelor of Business before studying photography at the Hong Kong Art School. ‘Can You See Me Yet?’ explores the visibility of domestic helpers within the social fabric of Hong Kong’s middle-class households. The pressing social issues related to domestic helpers and the pervasive culture of abuse runs deep. The works question whether the concept of ‘luxury’ would humanise the helper so that she may become visible or if it would only ever remain a reference to social status and power within this complicated domestic framework. ‘The Body Domestic’ looks at the female body within the built environment of Hong Kong. Our socialisation involves the transformation of bodies into a location for, and expression of, codes of behaviour. This series looks at the rationalisation and sensory deprivation experienced in the physical space and how modern environments and ways of life work to numb bodily awareness. Detailed Description : Can You See Me Yet? 1 2014 Photographic print on rag paper 19 3/4 x 30 inches (50 x 76 cm)
  • Wang Dongling 王冬龄

    Wang Dongling 王冬龄

    Biography : Born in Jiangsu Province in 1945, Wang Dongling is one of the most successful and gifted of the modernist calligraphers in China and one of the few who has for many years enjoyed an international reputation. At the age of 17, he was admitted into the Department of Fine Arts at Nanjing Normal University and studied calligraphy. The classes at the college were interrupted by the Cultural Revolution during the 1960s, but Wang survived the turmoil by writing big-character posters—generally a revolutionary slogan or political phrase writ large for posting in a public place—a job that ironically provided him with an artistic freedom not available at the university. After the Cultural Revolution, Wang attended the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou and received his MFA degree in 1981; he has taught there (now the China Academy of Art) ever since, and he is currently vice-chair of the Calligraphy Department. Wang Dongling’s works were influenced by his experience in the United States from 1989 to 1992, when he served as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Wang began developing a new form of composition that synthesizes traditional Chinese aesthetics with modernist art. Usually there are no decipherable Chinese characters in his works, which have become closer to abstract painting than to calligraphy. Wang Dongling has been enormously influential on the whole development of contemporary calligraphy and ink painting. Detailed Description : I-Ching - Da Zhuang
    2014
    Ink on paper
    70 ¾ x 37 ¾ in (180 x 96 cm)
  • Wang Tiande 王天德

    Wang Tiande 王天德

    Biography : Born in Shanghai in 1960, Wang Tiande is one of the most innovative calligraphers in China: he recently created calligraphic works by the planting of new grass or by having sheep eat grass away in the shape of characters. A graduate of the Chinese Painting Department at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1988, he is now dean and professor at the Art and Design Department at Fudan University in Shanghai. Wang’s art is a serious meditation on the precarious relation between permanence and fleeting efflorescence, between the material and the immaterial, between past and present, between tradition and contemporaneity. He started to create his Digital series when he was on an artist’s residency in Paris in 2002. His direct encounter with contemporary art, especially conceptual art, in Paris not only inspired him to new approaches in his own work but also further convinced him of his love for the language of ink. In the Digital series Wang Tiande paints landscapes and calligraphies onto xuan paper and then enriches the images with cigarette burns. Rich in form and content, this series goes beyond any boundaries dividing painting and calligraphy. Detailed Description : Digital No09-MH81, 2009
    Xuan paper, ink, burn marks
    71 1/4 x 24 1/4 in (181 x 61 1/2 cm); 24 1/3 x 8 1/2 in (62 x 21 1/2 cm)
  • Wang Jinsong 王劲松

    Wang Jinsong 王劲松

    Biography : Born in Heilongjiang Province in 1963, Wang Jinsong is one of the most versatile and innovative artists in China - working in different media, from ink and oil painting to photography - who acquired a reputation in the early 1980s avant-garde movement that sprang up during a period of opening and reform. Wang graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, in 1987, but he first became known for his edgy oil paintings in a mode dubbed Cynical Realism, which acutely and wittily comment on the malaise of the times. He also examined the contemporary issues in Chinese society through a series of photographs that are juxtaposed repetitively. Wang's current interest in traditional ink painting may seem surprising after his emphatically avant-garde work of previous years. But these beautiful and spontaneous paintings, free of any explicit social content, reveal the breadth of Wang Jinsong's cultural interests and the connection he feels with the rich legacy of China's past. His work can be seen in many museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany. Detailed Description : Wash Painting and Figure No. 22, 2001
    Ink on rice paper
    71 3/4 x 25 1/4 in (182.2 x 64 cm)
  • Wei Dong 魏东

    Wei Dong 魏东

    Biography : Born in 1968 in Inner Mongolia, Wei Dong, like many other intellectuals of his generation, endured the most oppressive period of the Cultural Revolution. Unafraid to create works that boldly depart from convention, Wei Dong’s audacious and androgynous nudes are placed within a carefully constructed landscape that blends classical and modern themes, both Eastern and Western, which he has so thoroughly studied. Wei Dong is one of the most imaginative painters with an extraordinary sense of irony and the ingenuity to create innovative works that are relevant and interesting to contemporary audiences. The artist has participated in numerous shows around the world including the notable Paris-Pekin at the Espace Cardin in 2002. His works have been collected in the Dr. Uli Sigg Collection in Geneva and in the Estella Collection in New York. Detailed Description : My Girl #1, 2006
    Acrylic on canvas
    24 x 18 in (61 x 46 cm)
  • Wei Ligang 魏立刚

    Wei Ligang 魏立刚

    Biography : Born in Datong, Shanxi, in 1964, Wei Ligang has been at the forefront of contemporary ink painting’s development from its beginning, and he was one of the organizers of the June 1999 “Bashu Parade” exhibition. Wei studied mathematics at the Nankai University in Tianjin and he became the president of the calligraphy society at the university. After graduating in 1985, Wei was assigned to teach mathematics at the Teachers’ Training School in the industrial city of Taiyuan, but he succeeded in persuading the school to allow him to teach calligraphy in 1988. Wei Ligang moved to Beijing in 1995 to concentrate on his art. His training in mathematics has contributed to his abstract form of calligraphy. Wei Ligang constantly deconstructs and re-forms the characters in his paintings while hinting at traditional script-forms (such as formal, running, or “grass” script), thus declaring his deep roots in Chinese culture. His works were included in the pioneering exhibition organized by Gordon Barrass at the British Museum in 2002. Detailed Description : The Tiger-like Deep Pond Filled with Bleating of the Deer
    2015
    Ink and acrylic on paper
    37 3/4 x 35 1/2 in (96 x 90 cm)
  • Gu Wenda 谷文答

    Gu Wenda 谷文答

    Biography : Gu Wenda moved to New York in 1987, and has become one of the highest-profile members of the Chinese diaspora. Although studying traditional Chinese painting, Gu became one of the leading figures in the New Wave art movement on the mid-1980s, when he utilized the technical skills he acquires in school for his iconoclastic painting and calligraphy projects. His works exemplify his revolt against the tyranny of the traditional aesthetic of brush and ink (bimo) by subverting it. The large-scale and unconventional composition of the paintings have created a spiritual and surreal world, which reflects the mentality of the Chinese society and idealist art of the 1980s, when huge social changes took place. By combining different character components, Gu has invented unreadable characters to investigate the power of the written word. In most of these works, he places these powerfully symbolic pseudo-characters in vast surreal spaces. Detailed Description : Forest of Stone Stele #16, 2000
    Ink rubbing on rice paper
    71 x 38 in (180 x 97 cm)
  • Wucius Wong 王无邪

    Wucius Wong 王无邪

    Biography : Born in Taiping, Guangdong, in 1936, Wong moved to Hong Kong in 1938. He started to study ink painting with Lui Shou-kwan (1919–1975) at the age of fourteen, and later he received a BFA and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he studies art and design. Wong returned to Hong Kong for teaching and curatorial work after graduation, but has traveled frequently between Hong Kong and the United States. Deeply influenced by his teacher Lui Shou-kwan, - whose circle have been trail-blazing modernists of ink painting in Hong Kong – Wong explores the synthesis of traditional Chinese aesthetics, western culture, and contemporary design. His dense and mysterious landscapes, often in panorama or bird’s-eye view, have succeeded in recapturing the grandeur of the Chinese monumental landscaper of the 10th and 11th centuries. At the same time, his subtle and complex sense of design and resourceful lighting produce works of striking originality and contemporary relevance. He, like his own mentor Lui, is an inspired teacher whose influence is apparent in much of the experimental work being produced in Hong Kong to this day. Detailed Description : Sky-Land Expression 1, 2007
    Ink and colour on cotton with silk margin
    78 x 39 in (198 x 99 cm) each panel
    Signed on the lower left corner
  • Lan-Chiann Wu 吳嵐倩

    Lan-Chiann Wu 吳嵐倩

    Biography : Born and raised in Taiwan, artist Wu Lan-Chiann received her BFA -with highest honors- from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Taiwan. She holds an MA from New York University’s Fine Art Department. At the core of Wu Lan-Chiann’s paintings is a personal contemplation of universal values and themes that connect people across time and space. While Wu Lan-Chiann’s sources of inspiration are broad and diverse, she creates work that centers on the essence and meaning of life. In her most recent work, she explores the rhythm of nature as an allegory for the human cycle of life. Wu Lan-Chiann has exhibited her art and lectured on the subject of Chinese ink painting in the Los Angeles area, San Francisco, and well as in New York, Taiwan and Japan. In 2012, Wu Lan-Chiann’s project Cycle of Life was accepted as a sponsored project of Artspire, a program of New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a grant recipient of the Durfee Foundation, the Hakka Foundation and the Taiwanese American Art Council. In March 2015, Wu Lan-Chiann was invited to participate in the special exhibition of Fine Chinese Painting in conjunction with The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Parts I-VII at the Christie’s New York. Wu Lan-Chiann’s upcoming solo exhibition: Reflections - Contemporary Ink Paintings by Wu Lan-Chiann will be held at The Museum of East Asian Art at Bath, United Kingdom from November 28, 2015 to May 15, 2016. Wu Lan-Chiann’s work is collected on four continents. Detailed Description : Tranquil Night
    2002
    Ink and pigment on paper
    26 ¾ x 17 ¾ in (68 x 45 cm)
  • Tai Xiangzhou 泰祥洲

    Tai Xiangzhou 泰祥洲

    Biography : Tai Xiangzhou (b. China, 1968) graduated with his Doctorate from the Art Academy of Quinghua and has studied ink painting under Liu Dan since 2005. He is currently in the collections of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University, Beijing, China; Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. In 2006, Tai was profoundly inspired by renowned astrologer, Yi Shitong, and began to explore the view of universe and spiritual world in Chinese landscape paintings from an astrology perspective. He completed his PhD dissertation entitled, “Phenomena of the Universe-The concepts and structure of Chinese landscape paintings”. This work was highly admired by renowned art historian, Fang Wen, who recommended the book in the preface and pushed for publishing by the Zhonghua Book Company. Tai began his art training from studying ancient Chinese landscape paintings. He uses the grand, unrefined Yuan style ink strokes to depict the landscape layout of the Five Dynasties and Northern/Southern Song Dynasties, revealing serenity and spirituality in majesty and grandeur. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
  • Cai Xiao Song 蔡小松

    Cai Xiao Song 蔡小松

    Biography : Born in Shanghai in 1964, Cai Xiao Song graduated from the Art Academy of the Shanghai University. Trained in traditional Chinese ink painting techniques, Cai experimented with different types of art forms such as installations and oil paintings and travelled to Paris to pursue his artistic training. Rather than attending the academy, Cai travelled across Europe and in 1998 he returned to China to study Chinese calligraphy. Since 2002, Cai Xiao Song has been focussing on landscape painting and on creating subtle installations presenting the classical theme of the scholar’s rock in a new pictorial format. Detailed Description : Stone No.2, 2011
    Ink on silk
    47.24 x 47.24 in (120 x 120 cm)
    Signed with artist seal
  • Li Xiaoxuan 李孝萱

    Li Xiaoxuan 李孝萱

    Biography : Born in Tianjin in 1959, Li Xiaoxuan is one of the most prominent of the wave of innovators producing the New Literati Painting in contemporary China. He graduated from the Chinese Painting Department at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1982. Because of the nude figures in his graduation piece, as a form of punishment, he was assigned to work in a local library. Supported by several art professors, Li started to teach Chinese painting at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1985, and continues to teach there. Deeply influenced by German Expressionism, Li is interested in probing people’s psychological state. Since the late 1980s, he has used dense brushwork to depict the seemingly mundane and insignificant men and women in Chinese cities, especially in Tianjin. In his paintings, Li alludes, with more that a touch of desperate humour, to the loneliness, anxiety and helplessness of modern city dwellers and presents them in works of highly expressive draftsmanship and psychological insight. Detailed Description : What Can I Escape?
    2000
    Ink and colour on xuan paper
    74 1/2 x 38 in (189 1/4 x 96 1/2 cm)
    Framed: 85 1/2 43 1/2 in (217 x 110 1/2 cm)
  • Xie Aige 谢艾格

    Xie Aige 谢艾格

    Biography : Born in Hunan province in 1977, Xie Aige is one of the most promising woman sculptors in the younger generation. She graduated from Shanghai Fine Arts College and used to teach at the Cultural and Art Design Dept. in Shanghai Tongji University. She currently lives and works in Shanghai, China. Detailed Description : Pray
    2013
    Bronze
    28 x 18 x 8 in (70 x 45 x 20 cm)
  • Xu Lei 徐累

    Xu Lei 徐累

    Biography : Born in Nantong, Jiangsu, in 1963 Xu Lei studied ink painting at the Department of Fine Arts of Nanjing Art Academy and used to be a professional painter affiliated with the Jiangsu Institute of Chinese Painting. He is currently is in Beijing and works at the Graduate School of the China Art Academy, serves as the art director of the Today Art Museum, and is editor-in-chief of the magazine Classics. Xu was an active participant in the innovative art movements in China in the late 1980’s. He returned to ink painting in the 1990s. Well –versed in the classic fine-line (gongbi, detailed and elaborate) style of painting and influenced by traditional art, principally Song painting and woodcut illustrations from the Ming period, as well as by Surrealism and conceptual art, Xu Lei’s beautiful paintings rarely incorporate human figures. What counts is a haunting sense of loneliness and isolation, perhaps indicative of the fate of the individual in the contemporary world. His work was included in the major 1998 exhibition A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of the twentieth-century China organized by Julia F. Andrews and Kuiyi Shen at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Detailed Description : Flower, Sky and Water Land, 2003
    Signed Print, Edition 17/86
    29 x 22 1/2 in (74 x 57 cm)
  • Yang Yanping 杨燕屏

    Yang Yanping 杨燕屏

    Biography : Born in Nanjing, Jiangsu, in 1934, Yang Yanping is one of the most distinguished contemporary ink painters from China. She studied architecture at Beijing's Tsinghua University, where she married one of her painting teachers, Zeng Shanqing. After she graduated in 1958, and a brief spell of teaching factory design, Yang decided to study art at the Oil Painting Department of the Beijing Art Academy. At the same time she studied traditional Chinese painting on her own. In 1986, both Yang and her husband were awarded fellowships from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and they have remained in America ever since. Yang is well versed in many traditional styles but has excelled in depicting the lotus flower, a symbol of purity, transience, the fragility of nature, and the potential for regeneration. She works in a traditional mode of the free sketch (xieyi) but has also developed creative techniques, including crumpling the paper and soaking or pressing inked paper on a previously painted paper surface. For Yang, what matters are the ideals of high visual quality and an artistic autonomy that allows her to embrace modernism without jettisoning the lessons from the classical Chinese world of high culture. Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions

    2004 Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
    2003 Peter Findlay Gallery, New York, USA
    2001 Goedhuis Contemporary at Dickinson Roundell Inc, New York, USA
    1999 Michael Goedhuis, Beverly Hills International Art and Antique Fair, USA
    1998 Michael Goedhuis in association with Beadleston Gallery, New York, USA
    1997 Michael Goedhuis, London, UK
    1995 Godfrey Far Eastern Art Gallery, London, UK
    1994 Fine Art Center, Roperhof Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
    1993 BAWAG Foundation Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    Alisan Fine Arts Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, China
    1992 Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    1991 Alisan Fine Arts Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, China
    1990 Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    1985 Chinese Artist’s Gallery, Chinese National Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China

    Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

    1995 Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing, Shelter Rock Gallery, New York, USA
    Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing, Plum Blossoms Gallery, Singapore
    1994 Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing, Godfrey Far Eastern Art Gallery, London, UK
    1988 Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing, Jewish Cultural Center, New Jersey, USA
    1986 Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing, Fine Arts Center Gallery, SUNY, Stony Brook,
    New York, USA
    Yang Yanping and Zeng Shanqing, Neumarkt, Austria
    Two person exhibition, Heistand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
    1985 Two person exhibition, BAWAG Foundation Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    1983 Art from Beijing: A Chinese Couple, Merrill Lynch Futures Inc Gallery, New York,
    USA

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2007 Made in China, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
    2006 International Fine Art and Antique Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    Art20, New York, USA
    International Fine Arts and Antiques Dealers Show, New York, USA
    2005 Contemporary Art from Greater China, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
    International Fine Art and Antique Fair,
    Detailed Description : Glorious Autumn, 2012
    Ink and colour on paper
    48 x 96 1/2 in (123 x 245 cm)
  • Ying Sheng Yang 杨迎生

    Ying Sheng Yang 杨迎生

    Biography : Ying Sheng Yang was born in China in 1961. He graduated from the Nanjing Art Institute in 1985. He was a member of the 85 New Art Movement and participated in the unprecedented China / Avant-Garde exhibition at Beijing's China National Gallery in 1989. He came to England to study in 1986 and received a Master's Degree in painting from the Royal College of Art in 1989. His works have been exhibited extensively both in China and abroad and have been collected by the British Museum, Frizwillaim Museum and other public bodies and institutions. He has won many awards and scholarships, such as the Fagus Anstruther Award, the D.H.L Educational Foundation Scholarship, the Burston Award and the J. Andrew Lloyd travel Scholarship. He has also been included in many art books such as History of 20th Century Chinese Art, Contemporary Chinese Art History and 85 New Art Movement. As a Chinese artist living in the west, Yang's artistic attention has always been on how to combine Western contemporary ideas with his own cultural traditions. His work underwent a dramatic change when he came across a complete volume of Chinese Old Masters' Painting on a trip to China in 2009. After a year of experimenting, he developed a completely new painting method to produce a body of works that look and feel like traditional Chinese ink paintings but they are anything but traditional. Yang is now living and working in London. Detailed Description : Cold Mountain No. 1
    2014
    Giclee print
    54 x 81 cm (21 1/4 x 32 in)
  • Yao Jui-chung 姚瑞中

    Yao Jui-chung 姚瑞中

    Biography : Born in 1969, Yao Jui-chung is now internationally recognised as one of the most innovative Chinese artists of his generation. His work runs against the current of much of the mainstream avant-garde, in its unabashed delight in producing a visual experience for the viewer that is beautiful as well as intellectually provocative. He is well-known for his works on paper, as well as his versatile experiments in photography, installation, performance, video and sculpture. He is also a curator, art critic and art historian and has been dedicated to evaluating and promoting Taiwanese contemporary art both in Taiwan and internationally. He graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts and continues to teach there. He also represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennale in 1997. Detailed Description : Good Times: Golden Cloud
    2015
    Ink and gold on handmade paper
    78 x 63 in (198 x 160 cm)
  • You Si 游思

    You Si 游思

    Biography : Born in Beijing in 1954, You Si studied both at the Shanghai Theater Academy as well as at the Anhui Province School of Arts. Having recently returned to Shanghai after living in New York since the 1980s, You explores new possibilities of ink painting by using an eyedropper to deploy colors and ink on xuan paper. Vibrant, dramatic, and strikingly fresh, his works are filled with surreal and invented landscapes which can also be read as bustling mitochondria, dense jungles, or organisms interacting with each other in an ever-changing environment. You builds up imaginative spaces in multiple synchronicities, and his mastery of composition and deft control of color, linked with his discarding of the traditional brush, have led to a body of work of singular originality. Detailed Description : Blossom, 2009
    Coloured ink on xuan paper
    48 1/2 x 49 in (123 x 124 1/2 cm)
  • Yuan Jai 袁旃

    Yuan Jai 袁旃

    Biography : Born in 1941, Yuan Jai studied Chinese painting at the National Taiwan Normal University and received her MA degree from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1966. In 1968 she received her doctorate from the Royal Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Artefacts. Yuan's early interest in Art Deco, Art Nouveu, Cubism and Surrealism were fundamental to her later stylistic development. Upon returning to Taiwan, Yuan Jai worked for decades in the Department of Antiquities at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Her own paintings were originally inspired by landscapes in thick mineral pigments and often with primitive-looking or archaistic compositions, in the so-called 'blue-and-green style', which were often on display at the museum. The main pictorial source for her work has been examples of the masters paintings in the museum, but Yuan Jai has integrated her own very contemporary structure to create artworks that have been streamlined into geometric elements of vibrant colour. Detailed Description : Spring Picturesque, 1997
    Ink and colour on silk
    69 x 36 in (175 x 91.5 cm)
  • Hozan Zangana

    Hozan Zangana

  • Zeng Shanqing 曾善庆

    Zeng Shanqing 曾善庆

    Biography : Born in Beijing in 1932, Zeng Shanqing graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under the distinguished painter, Xu Beihong (1896-1953). Xu Beihong’s ideal of combining Chinese ink painting with European styles of realistic drawing has deeply influenced Zeng. After finishing his graduate study in 1952, Zeng stayed on to teach at the Central Academy. In 1952, he taught in the Department of Architecture at Tsinghua University; there he met and married his wife, the painter Yang Yanping. Zeng’s career was disrupted by the Cultural Revolution in the mid-1960s, and he was not able to resume teaching and painting until 1972. In 1986, both Zeng and Yang Yanping went as fellows to the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and they have remained on Long Island ever since. Like his teacher, Zeng Shanqing’s major and best-known subject is the horse, a creature which is often admired for its beauty and strength, and which has been an important and multivalent subject in Chinese painting since at least the Tang Dynasty. Detailed Description : Control, 2007
    Ink and colour on xuan paper
    38 x 49 1/2 in (96 x 126 cm)
  • Zeng Xiaojun 曾小俊

    Zeng Xiaojun 曾小俊

    Biography : Born in Beijing in 1954, Zeng Xiaojun graduated from the Central Art and Craft Academy of Fine Arts in 1981. Two years later, he moved to the United States and lived for the next fourteen years in Boston, where he exhibited and taught until 1997. Ironically, his growth as a scholar in the Chinese sense took place in America, where his deep connoisseurship in classical Chinese furniture and objects of the traditional scholar’s studio developed. Drawing inspiration from the literati landscape painting tradition, especially works by Shen Zhou (1427 – 1509) and Wen Zhenming (1470 – 1559) of the Ming period, Zeng extracts rocks and trees from the context of landscaper and scrupulously depicts them as isolated objects. Employing a delicate balance between dry and wet, lines and dots, his meticulously executed paintings – whether of single or intertwined old trees in Beijing of Nara, Japan, or of scholar’s fantastically shaped rocks, or brush-holders fashioned from tree roots – remind us of the Chinese intellectuals’ fascination with these subjects as embodiments of their own spiritual perseverance in times of difficulty and turbulence. Together with Liu Dan’s, Zeng Xiaojun’s ink paintings are a powerful example of how the high culture of traditional China can be reinvigorated for contemporary society. Detailed Description : Beijing Jietai Temple: Ancient Pine Tree, 2006
    Ink and colour on paper
    67 1/4 × 88 1.4 inches (171 x 224 cm)
  • Zhang Zhaohui 张朝晖

    Zhang Zhaohui 张朝晖

    Biography : Born in Hebei, China in 1965. Lives and works in Beijing as both an artist and curator. Detailed Description : Summer Mountain Series
    2013
    Ink on xuan paper
    48 3/4 x 31 (124 x 79 cm)
  • Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰

    Qiu Zhijie 邱志杰

    Biography : Qiu Zhijie is one of the most talented and versatile artists in contemporary China. He studied printmaking at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, and graduated in 1992. Teaching there now, he is one of the most influential exponents of new media in China. Qiu's often conceptual works come in photography, video, performance, stone-carving, painting, or calligraphy; he is also an influential curator, critic and teacher. Many of his works deeply explore the nature and meaning of the cultural tradition he has inherited. He utilizes the most traditional techniques, such as ink rubbing, to convey slogans exploring public involvement in economic development. The ironic mixture of an ancient method of transmitting texts with contemporary content provokes people to rethink the relationship between tradition and today's society. He was the curator for the 2012 Shanghai Biennale. Detailed Description : Song Dynasty Poem: Huang Tingqian: Where is the Spring?
    2007
    Ink on xuan paper
    50 x 26 ¾ in (127 x 68 cm)
  • Zhu Daoping 朱道平

    Zhu Daoping 朱道平

    Biography : Born in Huangyan, Zhejiang, in 1949, Zhu Daoping graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Nanjing Art Academy in 1977. In 1973 Zhu’s paintings were exhibited in the annual national art exhibition and since 1998, he has been president of the Nanjing Institute of Calligraphy and Painting. In 2004, he received the first prestigious Huang Binhong Award, named for the leading literati painter of the early 20th century. Having grown up near Nanjing, Zhu’s art is closely related to the New Jinling (Nanjing) School, painters deeply influenced by Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), who revivified the local landscape tradition; and the lush terrain of southern China and the Yangtze River .While the dotted surfaces in his paintings are reminiscent of the style of earlier Nanjing masters such as Mei Qing (1623-1697) and Shitao (1642-c.1707), Zhu goes further by rediscovering and emphasizing the relationship between dots, lines, and the pictorial surface: he has created a modern aesthetic that is still rooted in the long Chinese tradition of painting. Detailed Description : Autumn Wind Blows on the Leaves
    2005
    Ink on rice paper
    25 1/2 x 25 1/2 in (65 x 65 cm)