LIANG JING (Chinese, 1959 – )
Born in 1959, Liang Jing is a graduate of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in China. Prior to his re-entry to becoming a professional painter, Liang Jing had a successful career in construction business. In 2007, he decided to pursue his true love in art and had relocated to Songzhuang, Beijing where his studio is located. Art historian and critic Dr. Natalia Fang comments on Liang’s works: “Upon closer study, you see unexpected twists and changes in Liang Jing’s brushstrokes that turn his paintings into a force of nature, compelling and inexorable. When writing about nature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great figure of the “Sturm und Drang” movement, spoke of its dark, absurd, chaotic, and incomprehensible qualities. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – himself a figurehead of the age of Enlightenment — echoes a similar sentiment and once wrote about how much fear he experienced when finding himself in the depths of nature. In Jing Liang’s works, we can see a visual and romantic realization of the sensibilities of the two authors. Liang’s works are a metamorphosis of nature — teeming with reflections, imagination and strength of spirit.”
At the recommendation of HG Contemporary Art Center, Liang Jing will be holding a solo exhibition at the 2017 Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo with Global Art Affairs Foundation (“GAA Foundation”) which opens on May 13, 2017. The theme of the exhibition is “Personal Structure – Time, Space and Existence”. Palazzo Bembo is an official exhibiting hall of Venice Biennale.
Key Artwork Series
2016 【Black Void】Series
2012 – 2015 【Broom】Series
2012 – 2013 【Memories】Series
Selective Solo Exhibition History:
2018 Solo Exhibition “Time, Space & Existence”, Taipei Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2017 “Personal Structure — Time, Space & Existence”, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
2016 “What Is Not Art” International Tour II, SanXi Art Gallery, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2015 “What is Not Art” International Tour I, Hwang Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2014 “Dusting”, Menjiao Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2013 “Partner”, Xiaopu Station Gallery, Beijing, China
2012 The “Periphery – Periphery”, Doujiao Gallery, Beijing, China