TRIUMPH GALLERY is pleased to announce that the gallery will participate in 2023 DnA SHENZHEN at Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MOCUP) from 14th till 17th September, 2023.
⽅⼒钧 Fang Lijun，2019.11.23
纸本设色 Ink and color on paper，79 × 62 cm，2019
Fang Lijun was born in 1963, Handan, Hebei. He graduated from the Printmaking Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1993. on July 1st of the same year, Fang Lijun moved to Yunamingyuan, the Old Summer Palace, and later the Yunamingyuan Artists' Village was gradually formed. In 1993, Fang Lijun established his studio in Songzhuang. The Songzhuang Artists' Village has steadily developed for the last two decades. In 2014, Fang Lijun established the Archive of Chinese Contemporary Art.
Fang Lijun has held exhibitions in major art institutions and galleries, including Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Japan Foundation, Ariana Museum in Geneva, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin, Macaw Museum of Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Shanghai Art Museum, Hunan Museum, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum and the etc. His participation includes the Venice Biennale, Sǎo Paulo Biennial, Kwangju Art Biennial, and Shanghai Biennial. His works are collected by The Museum of Modern Art (USA), Seattle Art Museum(USA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), Centre de G. Pompidou (France), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Germany), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam(Holland), The National Gallery of Australia (Australia), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo(Japan), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art(Japan), National Art Museum of China(China), Shanghai Art Museum (China), Guangdong Art Museum (China), He Xiangning Art Museum (China), Hunan Museum（China）, CAFA Art Museum(China). He is one of the Chinese contemporary artists with the most extensive collection by major art institutions worldwide.
He has published 56 personal catalogues and related publications, including Fang Lijun: Chronicles, Fang Lijun: Criticism, Fang Lijun: Works of Art,FANG LIJUN, Fang Lijun：The Precipice Over the Clouds, Fang Lijun: Espaces Interdits Forbidden Areas, Fang Lijun：Woodcuts, Live Like A Wild Dog, Etc. Fang Lijun has been invited as a visiting professor and graduate supervisor in 23 universities, including Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Jingdezhen Ceramic University, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, etc. In 1993, his painting Series 2, No. 2 appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine.
关音夫 Guan Yinfu
被破坏的秩序系列作品——迷失4 Disrupted Order Series-Lost 4
木板丙烯、艺术涂料 Acrylic and art paint on board
60 × 40 × 5 cm，2022
关音夫1975年生于黑龙江，2002 年毕业于中央戏剧学院舞台美术系舞台设计专业， 现生活工作于北京。
Guan Yinfu was born in Heilongjiang, China in 1975, graduated from the Central Academy of Drama, Theatre Arts department, Stage Design major in 2002, currently lives and works in Beijing.
The art of Guan Yinfu is the kind of art that submits to, grasps, and utilizes materiality, allowing paint, the most commonplace material for painters, to vocalize in its own way. He emphasized the material volume and industrial homogeneity of paint, and based on this, he has engendered a sensual form that’s correspondent to today’s material world. Acrylic, polyurethane, stainless steel, plywood, wooden crates, and various mediums—these processed materials that often appear in Guan Yinfu’s works are familiar but redundant, abundant but homogenous, in contemporary Chinese urban life. In comparison to the increasingly digital and virtual society, they seem a bit outmoded and obsolete, which bestow them a sense of authenticity. This kind of experience emerges in his works as a sense of inertia—all of this creates a sense of installation in Guan Yinfu’s works, although the artist has never intentionally elucidated any social issue in his works.
娄申义 Lou Shenyi，一枝花 A Flower
布面丙烯 Acrylic on canvas，54 × 44 cm，2023
In December 1973, Lou Shenyi was born in the county town of Fenghui in Shangyu, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He was admitted to the Affiliated High School of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and entered the Mural Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) in 1993. He has been teaching at China Academy of Art (CAA) since his graduation in 1997.
Lou’s painting draws from a broad range of topics benefiting from his childhood reading experience. Journey to the West, Buddhist sutras, pastoral sceneries, exotic landscapes, and portraiture are his favourites. After many years of diversified drawing experiments, Lou found his predilection for the rudimentary technique of outlining and colouring, i.e. outlining with markers and colouring with unmixed colours, which brings a concise, powerful, and visually impactful pleasure.
Lou perceives the world with childlike eyes, “I found naivety rather wise: the more superficial it appears, the closer it gets to the profound.”
徐渠 Xu Qu，迷宫对⽴⻩紫 Maze Relative, Yellow, Purple
布⾯丙烯 Acrylic on canvas，250 × 375 cm，2022
徐渠，1978 年生于中国江苏 ，2008年获得布伦瑞克艺术大学艺术与电影专业硕士学位，现工作、生活于中国北京。
徐渠通过艺术实践传达其对社会的态度以及对世界的认知。他的创作核心在于探寻不同维度和领域内社会系统之间的相互关联。始于对社会现实敏锐深刻的洞察，徐渠由目光所及的细微处出发，见微知著，穿梭于不同价 值体系和审美经验，延伸出对于社会系统运转间关联的反思。基于他对于自身思索凝练且清晰的呈现方式的追求，徐渠在艺术实践中针对不同议题选择适宜的媒介，他的艺术实践呈现出多元性，涉及绘画、行为、影像、 装置和雕塑等。
Xu Qu was born in 1978 in Jiangsu, China. In 2008, Xu Qu graduated with an MFA in Fine Arts and Film at Braunschweig University of Art, Germany. The artist currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
Xu Qu conveys his attitude towards society and his understanding of the world through artistic practice. He focuses on exploring the interconnections among social systems in different dimensions and fields. Starting from a profound insight into social reality, Xu Qu uncovers the subtle aspects within his field of vision, revealing the macro through a grasp of the micro. He navigates through various value systems and aesthetic experiences, extending his reflections on the interplay of social systems. Guided by his pursuit of concise and clear presentation, Xu Qu employs diverse media to address different topics, resulting in a multidimensional artistic practice that encompasses painting, performance, video, installation, and sculpture.
Xu Qu's recent solo exhibitions include Xu Qu: Advent, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China, 2023; Xu Qu: Central Axis, Tang Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2023; Xu Qu: Rejuvenation, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2021; Xu Qu: Straight Line, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, China, 2021; Desert, Each Modern, Taipei, China, 2020; Fineness, Massimo De Carlo, Hong Kong, China, 2019; Chaos, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy, 2019; Ache, Antenna Space, Shanghai, China, 2018. Xu Qu has participated in group exhibitions at renowned institutions both domestically and internationally, including Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France), K11 Art Foundation (Hong Kong, China), UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China), Taikang Space (Beijing, China), OCAT Shanghai (Shanghai, China), 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (Shanghai, China), Long Museum (Shanghai, China), Guangdong Times Art Museum (Guangzhou, China), Song Art Museum (Beijing, China), and He Art Museum (Foshan, China).
许宏翔 Xu Hongxiang，黑树 Black Tree
布⾯丙烯、油彩 Acrylic and oil on canvas，200 × 150 cm，2023
Xu Hongxiang was born in Changsha, Hunan Province, China in 1984, graduated from the Printmaking Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 with a bachelor ́s degree, graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 with a master's degree, and now lives and works in Beijing.
Xu Hongxiang’s artistic practice often revolves around painting. Project-based painting series with narrative contents and oil paintings centered on landscapes are the two parallel creative approaches that punctuate his career. "Image", "body", and "the relationship between painting and reality" are the overarching themes he has been trying to explore in his multi-media painting projects throughout the years. The traits of his highly stylized painting, which included a signature saturated palette, are the fragments that reflect such themes.
王亚彬 Wang Yabin
Once Again, Following the Spring Breeze to the City of Luoyang
布⾯油彩 Oil on canvas，100 × 120 cm，2022
Wang Yabin was born in 1974 in Xinxiang, Henan, China, he graduated from the Art Department of Henan Normal University in 1994 and now works in Zhengzhou and Huangshan.
As a representative of contemporary Chinese painting, Wang Yabin specializes in using western painting techniques to display eastern landscapes and figures. He says, "It is my artistic choice to draw on the forms and languages of Western art with Eastern aesthetic thought and Chinese culture as the core".
His paintings have always presented a rich look and coherent threads, starting from a keen inner experience, incorporating complex thoughts and emotions into the language of painting. Each stage of his works is unique, and he completes the transformation of his artistic language amidst different experiences and perceptions, with varied themes that keep advancing in the midst of extension.