Zeng Chuanxing  (Chinese, 1974) 

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Zeng Chuanxing (Chinese, b.1974) is a painter known for his portraits of minority girls and women. Born in Longchang County, Sichuan province, a minority region of China, Zeng’s work is influenced by the environment in which he was brought up, as well as by the changing cultural dynamic of China. After graduating from Central University for Nationalities in 1998 with a focus in oil painting, Zeng continued developing his artistic aesthetic based on classical realism, a style which he felt allowed him to express the true emotions of his characters. Zeng’s portrait figures are often melancholic, painted in hues of brown, blue, and gray. His most celebrated series, Paper Brides, embodies the main ideals of the artist’s work, which serve as a commentary on the post-Mao, post-Cultural Revolution era, as well as on the Western influence on Chinese culture. The series features figures wrapped in paper fabric of red and white, to symbolize Chinese and Western tradition respectively. The delicate fabric serves as a representation of the instability of marriage in 21st century China. Central to the artist’s meticulously executed figures, are the eyes and hands of his models, as Zeng feels that these parts of the body give the viewer a true representation of the human soul.

Zeng currently teaches painting in the Fine Arts Department at the Hunan University of Arts and Sciences. His work has been exhibited at the Beijing Yan-Huant Art Museum, the Hunan Museum in Changsha and the Guangdong Art Museum in Guangzhou in China.

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Zeng Chuanxing, White Paper Bride, Long Lost Home

 

Zeng Chuanxing
White Paper Bride, Long Lost Home
2009-2010

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Zeng Chuanxing, White Paper Bride -- Strolling along Cythera

 

Zeng Chuanxing
White Paper Bride -- Strolling along Cythera
2012

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Zeng Chuanxing, White Paper Bride - Singing Further Way

 

Zeng Chuanxing
White Paper Bride - Singing Further Way
2012

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Zeng Chuanxing, White Paper Bride -- Foggy City

 

Zeng Chuanxing
White Paper Bride -- Foggy City
2012

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Zeng Chuanxing, Sunset at Xiang River, No. 2

 

Zeng Chuanxing
Sunset at Xiang River, No. 2
2012

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Zeng Chuanxing, Returning Home in a Dream -- Lily

 

Zeng Chuanxing
Returning Home in a Dream -- Lily
2012

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Zeng Chuanxing, Red Paper Bride -- Sunset

 

Zeng Chuanxing
Red Paper Bride -- Sunset
2010

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Zeng Chuanxing, Red Paper Bride - Singing Further Way

 

Zeng Chuanxing
Red Paper Bride - Singing Further Way
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Zeng Chuanxing, Red Paper Bride -- Setting Sun

 

Zeng Chuanxing
Red Paper Bride -- Setting Sun
2012

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Zeng Chuanxing, White Paper Bride

 

Zeng Chuanxing
White Paper Bride, 2010
oil on canvas

 

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Zeng Chuanxing, 红纸新娘·残阳 (The bride)

 

Zeng Chuanxing
红纸新娘·残阳 (The bride), 2012
oil on canvas

 

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Zeng Chuanxing, 逝之二 (Past no.2)

 

Zeng Chuanxing
逝之二 (Past no.2), 2006
oil on canvas

 

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1974   born in Longchang County, Sichuan Province, China
1996   Cattle Head sketch of still life, collected by Fine Arts Department of Central University of Nationalities
1999   Visitor, won the Superior Work in 1999 Mei Yuan Cup
2000   Visitor, won the copper medal in The First Exhibition of China Oil Painting
2005   "Black Woman of Miao" oil painting, won the copper medal in The 6th Bai Hua Prize of Nationalities, Beijing Cultural Palace of Nationalities
2008   Infinite Beauty, Olyvia Oriental, London, UK (solo)
Asian Contemporary, Budja Gallery , Salzburg, Germany
2007   The Paperbride, Olyvia Oriental, London, UK (solo)
2006   Temptation, Olyvia Oriental Ltd., London,UK
Art London, London, UK
2005   Exhibition, Cultural Palace of Nationalities, Beijing, CN
2004   Paperbride Pray oil painting selected by The 10th Exhibition of National Art Works
Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, CN
2003   Sacrifice of the Youth oil painting, selected by The 17th Exhibition of New Works of New Artists, Beijing Yan-Huang Art Musuem
2002   Exhibition of Memorize Mao Zedong''s Speech, Hunan Museum, Changsha
2001   Exhibition of Works of Contemporary Oil Painting Artists, Yu Feng Arts Gallery Beijing, CN