GONG Jian
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    • Biography
    • Exhibitions
      • Group Exhibition
      • Art Fair
    • Artworks
      • Painting
    • GONG Jian
    • Birthdate: 1978
      Birthplace: China | Hubei
      Lives and Works in: China | Hubei
      About:
      Gong Jian, born in 1978 and educated in Hubei, currently lives and works in Wuhan. Works in a diverse range of media from painting to installation and always willing to forge his own path in terms of stylistic development and social intervention, Gong Jian well-developed his blending of oil materials with the older graphic styles of pre-socialist realism folk painting. Recently, he has moved towards less playful and more academically informed experiments with discourses of depth and authenticity, revealing the power of reality in some raw and ragged aesthetics.

      His recent exhibitions include “From Byzantine Community to East Lake Park”, Antenna Space Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2016; “Nothing is Important”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China, 2012; “You Must Learn to Wait”, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China, 2009; “People’s Park”, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China, 2008; “Unhappy”, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China, 2007; He participated in numerous group shows among which are “Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality”, X Museum, Beijing, China, 2020; “Muses, Yu Gong and Compasses”, Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, 2020; “Clean”, Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China, 2020; “The Variable and The Generating”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2019; “Hic Sunt Leones”, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China, 2019; “Painting Mapping”, National Agricultural Center, Beijing, China, 2018; “Fantasy Creator”, Chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China, 2017; “Our painting”, YAM Museum, Beijing, China, 2016; “Notes on paintings”, Blue roof museum of Chengdu, Chengdu, China, 2015; “You can only think about something If you think of something else”, Times museum Guangzhou, China, 2014; “CHINA’S YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE”, UCCA, Beijing, China, 2013; “The Wedding Banquet”, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, 2011; “Hubei and Hunan Chinese Contemporary Art 1985-2009”, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 2009; “Forms of concepts”, The 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts of Wuhan, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China, 2007; etc.
    • Biography
    • Solo Exhibition:

       

      2016     

      From Byzantine Community to East Lake Park, ANTENNA SPACE gallery, Shanghai, China

       

      2012     

      Nothing Is Important, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

       

      2009     

      You Must Learn to Wait, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

       

      2008     

      People’s Park, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

       

      2007     

      Unhappy, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan

       

       

      Group Exhibitions:

       

      2020          

      Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality, X Museum, Beijing, China

      Muses, Yu Gong and Compasses, Shenzhen, China

      Clean, Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China

       

      2019      

      The Variable and The Generating, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

      Hic Sunt Leones, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

      Hic Sunt Leones, 798 Art Centre, Beijing, China

      Open island, Tang contampery Art, Bangkok, Thailand   

       

      2018      

      Painting Mapping, National Agricultural Center, Beijing, China

       

      2017      

      Fantasy Creator, Chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, China

      Among Friends, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

      Urban Constellation, K11 Art village, Wuhan, China

      Simul Taneous Eidos--Guangzhou Image Triennial, Guangdong museum of art, Guangzhou, China

       

      2016       

      Exotic Stranger, PARIS-BEIJING Gallery, Paris, France

      Our painting, YAM Museum, Beijing, China

      Drawing—Apperceive of Liberation, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

       

      2015       

      No Apple No Show, We Gallery, Shanghai, China

      Text Pause, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

      Base, UCCA STORE, Beijing, China

      Southern wind, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China

      Fat Choi, A307 Space/Gland Space, Beijing, China

      Notes on paintings, Blue roof museum of Chengdu, Chengdu, China

      The Annual Exhibition of “Wuhan,Wuhan-An Urban History Linked by Art”, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China

       

      2014      

       The being of non being A kind of personal expression on “Meta-painting”, Linda gallery, Beijing, China

      MEMO II, White space gallery, Beijing, China

      Summer 2014:Friends,Pool and Waves, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

      Uneasy Trip in Asia, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

      You can only think about something∕If you think of something else, Times museum Guangzhou, China

      Given, NUO Art Gallery, Beijing, China

      Re——Modernization, The 3nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts of Wuhan, Hubei Museum Of Art, Wuhan, China

      Conscious: Twelve Views on Painting, Tang contemporary art Center, Beijing, China

      Wormhole —— Geo-attraction, Lin&Lin Gallery, Taipei, China

      Boredom is the Beginning of Action, L-Art Gallery, Chengdu, China

       

      2013        

      ON | OFF: CHINA’S YOUNG ARTISTS IN CONCEPT AND PRACTICE, UCCA, Beijing,  China

       

      2012        

      Re:Paiting, Platform China, Beijing, China

      Painting Lesson II—Negative and Positive Style, Yang Gallery, Beijing, China

      Pulse Reaction, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China 

                                                

      2011        

      The Wedding Banquet, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong

      15 Days: A Collaborative Work, White Box Museum, Beijing, China

      Breaking Away, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

       

      2010        

      The Burden of Representation: Abstraction in Asia Today, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, China

      DU—CROSSOVER, Around Space, Shanghai, China

       

      2009        

      Hubei and Hunan Chinese Contemporary Art 1985-2009, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

      The Shop of PAWNSHOP, Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing, China

      Nomality: 2009 New Artworks Show, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

      Deutschland und China – Gemeinsam in Bewegung, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China                                                           

      Backtracking and exploration, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

       

      2008        

      Time-Lag, Magee Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain 

      Poorism, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

      Notes of conception: A local narrative of Chinese contemporary painting, Iberia Center for contemporary Art 

      Winter Group Show, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

       

      2007         

      Forms of concepts, The 2nd Documentary Exhibition of Fine Arts of Wuhan, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China

      Wuhan! Wuhan!, Nanjing Square Museum of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China

      Visual Experiences, China National Art Museum, Beijing, China

       

      2006        

      Twelve, Chinese Contemporary Art Awards, Zendai MOMA, Shanghai

      DFOTO, San Sebastian International Contemporary Photography and Video-Art Fair, San Sebastian, Spain 

      Young artists' Paintings Exhibition, HANMO Arts Gallery, Beijing, China

      Limited & Freedom, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

      Happy New year, Young artists' Paintings Exhibition, Wuhan, China

       

      2005        

       WHS+8, Siemens art project, Construction Bank Bldg, Wuhan, China

       

      2004         

      Congratulations on Become Riches-Fish Eye Passes as Pear-A Bully with a Coward, Red City Art Center, Wuhan, China

      Slow Down, Contemporary Art Exhibition, Wuhan, China

       Plug and Play, Byzantium Residential Community, Wuhan, China

       

      2003        

      The 5th System: Public Art in the Age of Post–Planning, Shenzhen Distance, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

      The Minority Subordinate to the Majority, BIZART Art Center, Shanghai, China

       

      2002        

      Chinart - The Contemporary Art from China, Kuppersmuhle Museum, Germany  /MACRO ,Rome, Italy / Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary / Municipal Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland

       New Urbanism, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

       

      2001        

      Welcome, Jingsha Center, Wuhan, China

       

      2000        

      Outside of the Site – Water, Pingu, Beijing, China

    • Exhibitions
    • Artworks
      • Diogenes’s Bowl No.7

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 72 × 55 cm | 2018

      • Revolution Broadcast: We Are the Champions

        Painting | 118 × 160 cm | 2019

      • Artist No.6

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 45 × 35 cm | 2018

      • Artist No.5

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 45 × 35 cm | 2018

      • Artist No.4

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 45 × 35 cm | 2018

      • Artist No.3

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 45 × 35 cm | 2018

      • Artist No.2

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 45 × 35 cm | 2018

      • Artist No.1

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 45 × 35 cm | 2018

      • Diogenes Throws Away His Brush

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas, spray paint | 120 × 81 cm | 2018

      • Diogenes’s Bowl No.9

        Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 190 × 136 cm | 2018

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