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Zeng Pu (Chinese)
LOT ID: 78612
Heart No. 65, 2012

Oil, on canvas
25.6 х 9.1 in. (65.02 x 23.11 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist.
Lot description
"Heart, No. 65" (2012) is a surreal and stunning portrait of a handsome young man with an extreme "mohawk"-style haircut, a look that is reflective of the changing culture of the Chinese youth today. Zeng paints this young man in a moment not of defiance or rebellion as his appearance suggests, but of quiet thought and introspection. As is typical of Zeng's famous "Heart Series" paintings, here Zeng paints his subject against a white background, and at the very bottom of a vertical-formatted canvas, as if his sitter is literally fading from view as we watch, further transforming this portrait into an apparition, as if from a dream or memory. This painting measures 25.60 x 9.10 inches (65 x 23 cm), is unframed and in excellent condition.

Zeng Pu (B. 1982 Born: Xichang, Sichuan, China) is a rising star in Chinese Contemporary art, known for his stunning oil paintings from his already iconic "Heart" Series are based on the young people he meets in the art-scene, views on-line, or occupy his own thoughts and fantasies. He has already been the subject of an impressive roster of Museums including the Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai, China, The Macao Museum, The Nanjing Museum, and The Sichuan Art Museum among others. He graduated in 2004 from the Chengdu Fine Art Academy of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Sichuan, China with an Undergraduate Degree in Painting and in 2007 graduated from Chengdu Fine Art Academy of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Sichuan, China with an Advanced Degree Oil Painting. He currently lives and works in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. In 2011 his Heart Series paintings were part of the Touring Museum Exhibition that traveled to Changsha, Shenzhen and Shanghai, China and his 2011 solo exhibition “Zeng Pu”, The China International Gallery Expo (CIGE), Beijing, China.
Heart No. 65 by Zeng Pu
  • Heart No. 65 by Zeng Pu
  • Heart No. 65 by Zeng Pu
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