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Zeng Pu (Chinese)
LOT ID: 68169
Heart Series No. 58 (+ Heart Series No. 29; 2 works), 2011

Oil, on canvas
11.75 х 15.75 in. (29.84 x 40.01 cm.)
Signed, each, and also each dated 2011.
Lot description
Dimensions listed are for each painting in inches. This lot is for two original, unframed oil paintings by Zeng Pu. Each work is in perfect condition.
1. "Heart Series No. 58" (2011). Oil on Canvas.
Unframed dimensions: 15.75 x 11.75 inches (30 cm x 40 cm).

2. "Heart Series No. 29" (2011). Oil on Canvas.
Unframed dimensions:15 x 11.75 inches (38 x 30 cm).

These two oil paintings belongs to the iconic 'Heart' series of small-scale figurative oil paintings by rising star Chinese artist Zeng Pu, started in 2009. Painting at least one small oil paintings a day, no two are alike, as all of the works in Zeng's 'Heart Series' encapsulates his versions of the varied people, places and things he sees in Beijing, as well as images on-line, in his dreams and from memories. Zeng paints his subjects, as seen here, against an ethereal white background, totally out of context, making their furtive expressions, each figure's identity is partially hidden behind the bright red and blue sweaters and bundled scarves they wear, further transforming this pair of paintings into abstract memories or 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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