Shi Chong  (Chinese, 1963) 

Shi Chong (Chinese, b.1963) is one of the most important figures in Chinese Photo-Realistic movement. He was born in Huangshi, province of Hubei and graduated in 1987 from the Oil Painting department of Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Shi started out among the “new generation” painters of the 1980s, producing works such as Blind Girl, Realist in terms of technique, and echoes the Scar Art movement in terms of subject matter. However, with Realism continually challenged by avant-garde movement of the 1990s, Shi was part of the development of a new 20th century Chinese Art movement, later called Neo-Figurative. Shi’s 1991 work, Dried Fish, depicting an installation of a plaster fish in a Photo-Realistic style, marked the beginning of the artist’s much-acclaimed 1990s period, producing important works that brought installation and performance to the canvas for the first time. The concepts and technique of these works won respect of the critics and his peer artists. At the turn of the century, Shi began a new series named Story, exploring the relationship between human body and the two most basic elements of life—water and air. Different from the traditional nude paintings, Shi places his subjects behind a screen of water and air, thus returning color and shape to the unperceivable, while resolving the subject matter into vagueness. In this way, the artist confronts his audiences with the everlasting question of life and existence. Shi lives and works in Wuhan.

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Shi Chong, Story, air, water and body


Shi Chong
Story, air, water and body

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Shi Chong, Untitled


Shi Chong
Ethan Cohen Fine Art
Shi Chong, Scene Today


Shi Chong
Scene Today

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Shi Chong, Which Year am I In?


Shi Chong
Which Year am I In?

Ethan Cohen Fine Art
Shi Chong, Everything Passes Like the Flowing Water


Shi Chong
Everything Passes Like the Flowing Water

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Shi Chong, 鱼


Shi Chong

oil on canvas


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Shi Chong, 女人体


Shi Chong
女人体, 2003
oil on canvas


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Shi Chong, 水、空气与肖像 (Water, Air and Portrait)


Shi Chong
水、空气与肖像 (Water, Air and Portrait), 2011
watercolor on paper


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1987   Graduated from the Oil Painting Department, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
  Currently: Associate Professor of Hubei Institute of Fine Art
2008   China’s Revision, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
2000   World Art Fair, New York, NY
2000   Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
1999   Transience: Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the 20th Century, Smart Museum University of Chicago, IL
1998   Asia-Pacific Art Invitational Exhibition, Fushou, Fujian Province, China
1997   The First Invitational Art Exhibition, Beijing and Hong Kong
1996   China!, Bonn, Germany
1995   15 Years of Chinese Avant-Garde, Barcelona, Spain
1994   Status-Quo: Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, Hong Kong
1993   The 2nd Annual show of Chinese Oil Painting, Beijing, China
1991   The First Annual Show of Chinese Oil Painting, Beijing, China