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Zeng Pu (Chinese)
LOT ID: 67068
Heart Series, No. 3, 2011

Oil, on canvas
13 х 11 in. (33.02 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, and dated in oil paint.
Lot description
Zeng Pu. "Heart Series No. 58" (2011). Oil on Canvas. 40 x 30 cm.

Zeng Pu. "Heart Series No. 29" (2011).Oil on Canvas. 38 x 30 cm.

belongs to the ongoing 'Heart' series of small-scale figurative oil paintings by emerging Chinese artist Zeng Pu, begun in 2009. This stunning portrait depicts a sweet moment between a young couple in love, with a man kissing the cheek of a young woman, who smiles demurely at the gesture. Zeng Pu rarely depicts more than one figure at a time in his ongoing small-scale "Heart Series'. Zeng's gestural and fluid use of oil paint here is at its best, with the delicate use of red paint to depict lips meeting in a kiss.

Painting at least one of these small oil paintings a day, with no two alike, the works in Zeng's 'Heart Series', express the varied emotions, as well as encapsulates the varied people, places and things he sees in Beijing, on-line, and in his dreams and fantasies. Zeng paints his subjects, as seen here, against an ethereal white background, totally out of context, further transforming this couple into an apparition, an emotion, as if a snapshot from a dream or memory.

Zeng Pu (B. 1982 Born: Xichang, Sichuan, China) is a rising star in Chinese Contemporary art, and has already been the featured in an impressive roster of Museum exhibitions, including the Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai, China, The Macao Museum, The Nanjing Museum, and The Sichuan Art Museum amongst 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“New Stars Art Festival”, Touring Museum Exhibition that traveled to Changsha, Shenzhen and Shanghai, China and his solo exhibition “Zeng Pu” held at The China International Gallery Expo (CIGE). Beijing, China also in 2011 was met with critical acclaim. The artist lives and works in China.
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