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Zeng Pu (Chinese)
LOT ID: 72815
Heart, No. 80, 2012

Oil, on canvas
11.8 х 11.8 in. (29.97 x 29.97 cm.)
Signed, and dated in oil paint on lower front corner of canvas.
Lot description
"Heart, No. 80" (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 beautiful young woman whose cotton candy pink hair blows in the breeze offsetting the vibrant colors of the dress she wears is reflective of the changing culture of the Chinese youth today and acts as a snapshot of a young woman captured by Zeng in a moment not of defiance or rebellion but of thought and introspection. As is typical of Zeng's famous "Heart Series", here he paints a young woman against a white background, further transforming her 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 he becomes nearly abstracted, yet when viewed at a distance, the dynamism and composition of this portrait resonates. This painting measures 11.80 x 11.80 inches (30 x 30 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. 80 by Zeng Pu
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