Chengdu, b.1982

Guo Hongwei

Guo Hongwei’s paintings are imbued with the endless sense of adventure and fantasy inherent to summer. The artist takes inspiration from reference images based on childhood photographs, enhanced by his technique of diluting his paintings to mimic the erosion, replacement and deletion of memories over time.

Guo Hongwei was born in 1982 in Chengdu, China, and lives and works in Beijing, China. Since graduating from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, in 2004, Guo has exhibited at several international galleries and museums. Guo was recently the subject of a solo show, Plastic Heaven, at Chambers Fine Art, New York, NY in 2017.

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Biography

Guo Hongwei’s paintings are imbued with the endless sense of adventure and fantasy inherent to summer. The artist takes inspiration from reference images based on childhood photographs, enhanced by his technique of diluting his paintings to mimic the erosion, replacement and deletion of memories over time.

Guo Hongwei was born in 1982 in Chengdu, China, and lives and works in Beijing, China. Since graduating from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China, in 2004, Guo has exhibited at several international galleries and museums. Guo was recently the subject of a solo show, Plastic Heaven, at Chambers Fine Art, New York, NY in 2017.

Artworks

3

The Mind is Thinking About The Form But The Body Is Waiting For Content, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Acrylic on Linen / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Beijing / Chengdu / China / Chinese Art / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Chinese Art / Daily Life Experience / Image Production/Reproduction/Transformation / Linen / Memories / Oil on Linen / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Reality and Fantasy/Illusion/Imagination / Scenes of Everyday Life

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2004

    Sichuan Fine Arts Institue, Chongqing, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Plastic Heaven, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

  • 2015

    Lustrous and Dazzling, Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan 

  • Interface, A307 Space, 708 Art District, Beijing, China 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Out for Summer: Qian Jiahua, Guo Hongwei, Lin Yihsuan, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Chambers Review II, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA 

  • Against the Stream: Fu Xiaotong, Guo Hongwei, Li Qing, Wu Didi, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China 

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Education

  • 2004

    Sichuan Fine Arts Institue, Chongqing, China

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Plastic Heaven, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

  • 2015

    Lustrous and Dazzling, Gallery 100, Taipei, Taiwan 

  • Interface, A307 Space, 708 Art District, Beijing, China 

  • 2014

    The Great Metaphorist, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China  

  • Miss Oyu, Frieze New York, New York, USA 

  • 2013

    Guo Hongwei: Editing, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China  

  • 2012

    Guo Hongwei: Painting Is Collecting, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China; New York, USA  

  • 2011

    Tiny Drop, AIKE-DELLARCO, Palermo, Italy  

  • 2010

    Things, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA  

  • 2009

    Things, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China 

  • 2007

    Dissolving Memories: Guo Hongwei’s Paintings, Conoisseure Art Gallery, 82 Republic, Hong Kong, China

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Out for Summer: Qian Jiahua, Guo Hongwei, Lin Yihsuan, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

  • Chambers Review II, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA 

  • Against the Stream: Fu Xiaotong, Guo Hongwei, Li Qing, Wu Didi, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China 

  • 2018

    Popular Lab- Market, HKRI Taikoo Hui, Shanghai, China 

  • 2017

    ACAW THINKING PROJECTS: The Pre-existent Painting, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA 

  • Grounding, Dorm by UCCASTORE, 798 Art District, Beijing, China 

  • COLLAGE The Cards Players, Shanghai Gallery of Art at Three on the Bund, Shanghai, China  

  • Word History, Tang Contemporary Art, Bankok, Thailand 

  • City of Stars, Leo Xu and Art Project CZ, Shanghai, China 

  • 2016

    Yebisu International Festival for Art  Alternative Visions, Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan 

  • Paintings of Thought, Dongshan Shu, Beijing, China  

  • The Tale of New Year, Hui Art Space, Beijing, China  

  • 2015

    My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, Orange County Museum of Art, California, USA 

  • Editing the Spectacle- The Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization, Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 

  • Jing Shen: The Act of Painting in Contemporary China, Padiglione d’rate Contemporanea, Milan, Italy  

  • The Tell-Tale Heart, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong, China  

  • 2014

    My Generation: Young Chinese Artists, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma; Tampa Museum of Art  Museum of Fine Arts, Florida, USA  

  • JPEG: New Practices in Photography, Artshare.com (online) 

  • 2013

    Reading, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China 

  • ON | OFF: China’s Young Artists in Concept and Practice, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China 

  • Evolution: A Question, Yuan Space, Beijing, China  

  • 2012

    Daily of Concept, A Practice of Life, The Fifth Shanghai Duolun Youth Art Exhibition, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China  

  • Observations: Works by Xiaoze Xie, Shi Jing, Guo Hongwei and Zhang Dun, Artfarm, Salt Point, New York, USA 

  • Boy: A Contemporary Portrait, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China 

  • Do A Book, White Space, Beijing, China  

  • 2011

    Painting Lesson: Illusion or Delusion, Gallery Yang, Beijing, China 

  • Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists, James Cohan gallery, New York, USA 

  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China 

  • 0° Space, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, China  

  • 2010

    Guo Hongwei, Yuko Murata, Karen Seapker: Recent paintings and watercolors, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China  

  • ALEX: A Tribute to Alexander McQueen, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China  

  • Du — CROSSOVER, Aroundspace, Shanghai, China  

  • 2009

    Santa’s Workshop Shanghai, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China  

  • The Tree, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China  

  • NEW-TRENDS: Fifteen Contemporary Chinese Artist, Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco, USA  

  • 2008

    Blog it: New Wave of New Wave, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China; New York, USA  

  • Starting Now, Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China  

  • The Game Is Not Over: Young Chinese Artists, Arario Beijing, Beijing, China 

  • Thinghood: Object-related Themes in Contemporary Art, Magee Art Gallery, Beijing, China  

  • 2007

    Refresh: Emerging Chinese Artists, Shanghai Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Arario Beijing, Beijing, China  

  • The First Today Documents 2007: Energy: Spirit, Body, Material, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China  

  • 2006

    Seven Sichuan Generals, Ogilvy O Gallery, Beijing, China  

  • Dialogue 10 +10, Shanghai Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China