Sichuan, b.1959

Lan Zhenghui

Occupying the esthetic confluence between traditional Chinese ink painting and Western abstract expressionism, Lan Zhenghui’s work reinvents both. He lets the ink follow and discover its own momentum in bold, kinetic, strokes. He has liberated ink from being determined by form. But the spirits of Chinese landscape linger like ghosts in the canvas. They haunt both the process – the brushstrokes, the vectoring – and the resulting shapes. Mountains, rivers, storms, even figures, surge and evaporate subliminally. It was said of the Fauvists and Matisse that they had liberated color from the imperatives of form tantamount to Lan's accomplishment with ink.

Lan Zhenghui graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1987, and currently lives and works in Beijing, China. His work has been collected by museums, universities, and is part...

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Biography

Occupying the esthetic confluence between traditional Chinese ink painting and Western abstract expressionism, Lan Zhenghui’s work reinvents both. He lets the ink follow and discover its own momentum in bold, kinetic, strokes. He has liberated ink from being determined by form. But the spirits of Chinese landscape linger like ghosts in the canvas. They haunt both the process – the brushstrokes, the vectoring – and the resulting shapes. Mountains, rivers, storms, even figures, surge and evaporate subliminally. It was said of the Fauvists and Matisse that they had liberated color from the imperatives of form tantamount to Lan's accomplishment with ink.

Lan Zhenghui graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1987, and currently lives and works in Beijing, China. His work has been collected by museums, universities, and is part of private collections.

Artworks

3

Status (JNA03), 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Art of the 2010s / Beijing / China / Chinese Art / Chinese Ink Painting / Contemporary Chinese Art / Diptych / Ink / Ink on Canvas / Ink Painting / Inspired by Abstract Expressionism / Monochrome Colors / Monochrome Painting / Painting / Rough and Brave Brushstrokes / Sichuan / Sublime / Traditional Chinese Ink Painting

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1987

    Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Province, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Re-thINK, Ethan Cohen Gallery New York x Salotto Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2016

    Re-thINK Ink: Landscape, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • Ink Monument, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Art Central Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fears of Art, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post Mao Era Part II, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post Mao Era, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

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Education

  • 1987

    Graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Province, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Re-thINK, Ethan Cohen Gallery New York x Salotto Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2016

    Re-thINK Ink: Landscape, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • Ink Monument, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Art Central Hong Kong

  • 2015

    LAN ZHENGHUI: Re-thINK Landscape, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • Lan Zhenghui Solo Exhibition, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

  • 2014

    The Phaeton and Lan Zhenghui Ink Painting Show & Works, album publication, Author Gallery, Shanghai, China

  • Color Extending, Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto, Canada

  • 2013

    Vigorous Splash-Stroke of Heavy Ink: Lan Zhenghui Solo Exhibition, Sanshang Art, Hangzhou, China

  • 2011

    Ink Painting Dream: Lan Zhenghui Solo Exhibition, Contrasts Gallery (now Pearl Lam Galleries), Shanghai, China

  • 2010

    The Great Ink: My Road of Abstraction, 789 Art Zone, Beijing, China

  • 2009

    Lan Zhenghui: Mighty Rain, O House Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • 2006

    Heavy Ink Painting by Lan Zhenghui, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

  • 2004

    Lan Zhenghui Contemporary Ink Painting Special Exhibition, 1000 Years Celebration of Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen, China

  • Powerful Ink Painting Art by Zhenghui Lan, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Toronto, Canada

  • 2003

    Stride: Ink Art Performance, IS Gallery, Toronto, Canada

  • Running Ink: Lan Zhenghui Solo Exhibition, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fears of Art, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York

  • 2018

    Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post Mao Era Part II, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • Fuck Off Generation: Chinese Art in the Post Mao Era, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

  • West Bund Art & Design 2018, Alisan Fine Arts, Shanghai

  • 2017

    Art Miami 2017, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Art Central 2017, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Art Stage Singapore 2017, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Singapore

  • Summer Exhibition, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

  • 2016

    Art Miami 2016, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Art Central 2016, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Art Central Singapore 2016, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Singapore

  • Traces of Heart, Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • An Insight Into The Future, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai, China

  • 2015

    Third Biennial China-Italia, Turin, Italy

  • Contemporary Ink Art Evolution - Sensibility & Rationality in Abstraction, 2015 World Touring Exhibition, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China; Flemish Art Museum, Brussels, Belgium; Art Institute of Chicago, USA

  • Venice Biennale 2015 56th International Art Exhibition, Creating IDENTITIES, Venice, Italy

  • ArtInternational 2015, Galerie du Monde, Istanbul

  • Art Miami 2015, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Art Central 2015, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

  • In Riotous Profusion: The New Possibilities of Ink Art, De Marken, Brussels

  • 2014

    Spiritual as Mountains, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China

  • FLOW: INK INNOVATORS, Ethan Cohen New York, NY

  • Rendering the Future: Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting, Asia Art Center in 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China

  • ART TAIPEI International Expo, Taipei, Taiwan

  • ART TORNONTO International Expo, Toronto, Canada

  • 2013

    28 Chinese, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, USA

  • Beyond Colour: Chinese Contemporary Art, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai, China

  • Beyond Black and White: Chinese Contemporary Abstract Ink, Pearl Lam Fine Art, Shanghai, China

  • The Logic of Ink: 25 Expressions from 25 Artists, Esse Space, Beijing, China

  • 2012

    Pearl Lam Galleries at Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Center, Singapore

  • Natural Mind: 2012 Italy, China Art Biennale, Italy

  • 2010

    Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

  • Art Dubai 2010, Dubai, UAE

  • China Vision, Beijing 3 Art Gallery, Beijing, China

  • 2009

    Ink Painting, Calligraphy: The Third Abstraction, Contrasts Gallery (now Pearl Lam Galleries), Shanghai, China

  • Meditation from the East, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

  • Ink Painting Today—2009 Shanghai New Ink Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

  • Return to Modern: 09 Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition, West Lake Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China

  • I Am In It: Chinese Contemporary Art Expressions, Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong, China

  • 2008

    Contemporary Ink Art Evolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; RAAB Galerie, Bonn, Germany; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, USA; National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Chinese Ink Art Annual Exhibition, Huantie Times Gallery, Beijing, China Seoul International Modern Calligraphic Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea

  • Big Size Abstract Art Exhibition, Royal City Art Museum, Beijing, China

  • I Am In It: Chinese Contemporary Art Expressions, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA

  • 4007 Forbid Sins: Chinese Contemporary Ink Exhibition, Zhengzhou, China

  • Love for Ink, The 2nd Invitational Exhibition by 100 Renowned Artists, The Ink and Wash Union of Songzhuang, Beijing, China

  • 2006

    Ink and Wash and the Contemporary Era: The First Invitational Exhibition of the Ink and Wash Union of Songzhuang, Beijing, China

  • Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

  • 2005

    China Day Exhibition, Cortland University, NY, USA

  • The Great Waterfalls Painting Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

  • 2001

    Emotion Accumulation: Five Artists Oil Painting Exhibition, Fan Gallery, Beijing, China

Collections

  • Rubell Family Collection, USA

  • Consul General of British Consulate at Guangzhou, UK

  • Consul General of German Consulate at Guangzhou, Germany

  • Guangdong Museum of Art, China

  • National Art Museum Of China, Beijing, China

  • China Songzhuang Ink Painting League, China

  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida, USA

  • Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto, Canada