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Zeng Pu (Chinese)
LOT ID: 72817
Heart No. 68, 2012

Oil, on canvas
16.1 х 16.1 in. (40.89 x 40.89 cm.)
Signed, and dated lower front of painting.
Lot description
"Heart, No. 68" (2012) belongs to the ongoing 'Heart' series of small-scale figurative oil paintings by emerging Chinese artist Zeng Pu, begun in 2009. This stunning portrait of a an androgynous youth whose bright pink cropped hairstyle hair offsets delicate facial features and is balanced by a vibrant orange top, is reflective of the changing attitudes and culture of the Chinese youth today and acts as a snapshot of an urban and very modern individual in a moment of thought and introspection. As is typical of Zeng's famous "Heart Series", here he paints his subject against a white background, further transforming them into an apparition, as if from a dream or memory. Zeng's gestural and fluid use of oil paint intentionally blurs all details so that when viewed up-close this figure becomes nearly abstracted, yet when viewed at a distance, the dynamism and composition of the specific portrait resonates. This painting measures 16.10 x 16.10 inches (41 x 41 cm) is 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 graduated in 2004 from the Chengdu Fine Art Academy of Sichuan Conservatory of Music, with an Undergraduate Degree in Painting and in 2007 graduated from Chengdu Fine Art Academy of Sichuan Conservatory of Music with an Advanced Degree Oil Painting. In 2011 his Heart Series paintings were part of the“New Stars Art Festival”, Touring Museum Exhibition that traveled to Changsha, Shenzhen and Shanghai, China and his solo 2011 exhibition “Zeng Pu” held at The China International Gallery Expo (CIGE), Beijing, China was met with critical acclaim. The artist has already been the subject of an impressive roster of Museum shows including the Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai, China, The Macao Museum, The Nanjing Museum, and The Sichuan Art Museum amongst others. He currently lives and works in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
Heart No. 68 by Zeng Pu
  • Heart No. 68 by Zeng Pu
  • Heart No. 68 by Zeng Pu
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