Xinjian Du 028 10×12″

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Xinjian Du

1962 Born in Jinan, Shandong Province, China

1986 Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Du Xinjian is renowned for his skillful rendering of human anatomy and landscape, all the while referring to surrealist European masters such as René Margritte. Yet his continual use of the fish motif within his visual worlds draws a comparison between living beings in a way that is reminiscent of Buddhist philosophies. Burigude Zhang, in a similar vein, evokes the “kings” of Western abstract art -such as Malevich and Rothko- yet expresses the profundities of Taoist, Zen and Buddhist beliefs. In this original exhibition, we are thus reminded that cultural exchange does not constitute a play in which the East and West play designated roles, but an organic and ongoing interaction from which plural artistic identities can emerge.

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2009
Du Xinjian and Zhang Burigude – Two Man Exhbition, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
TIAF – Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2008
Art Cologne, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Masters of Chinese Contemporary Art, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Scene New York, USA

2007
Du Xinjian – Solo Exhibition, Art Scene Beijing, Beijing
Art Cologne, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
New Art From China, Reed Savage Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
China Art Gallery Exposition, Shanghai

2006
Group Exhibition, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai
China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), Beijing
2005
Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Scene Warehouse, Shanghai

2004
Du Xinjian – Solo Exhibition, Art Scene China, Shanghai
Art Cologne, Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
A Chinese Oasis, Art Scene China, Shanghai

2003
Art Chicago 2003, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Spirit in Form, Art Scene China, Shanghai

2002
Art Miami 2002, Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, USA

2001
SF4, San Francisco International Art Exposition, Fort Mason Center,
California, USA
Aqua Arta, Art Scene China, Hong Kong
Dreams and Delicacies, O Café Gallery, Hong Kong

2000
Shameless – Solo Exhibition, Art Scene China, Hong Kong
Out of the Box – Group Exhibition, Art Scene China, Hong Kong

1999
Chinese Art Scene: On the Dawn of the New Millennium, Art Scene China
Du Xinjian Solo Exhibition, Art Scene China

1998
Artworks from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China National
Art Museum, Beijing

1995
Contemporary Artworks of Mainland China, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1994
Century China Exhibition, China National Art Gallery, Beijing
Exhibition of Outstanding Works by Professors and Lecturers from the
Central Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

1993
Group Exhibition, China Art Gallery, Beijing

1992
Exhibition of the Works of Professors and Lecturers from the Central
Academy of Fine Arts, Hong Kong

1991
Two-man Exhibition, Beijing

1990
Exhibit’n of Works by Artists from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

1988
Group Exhibition of Four Artists, Beijing

1987
Beijing Fine Art Invitational Exhibition, Beijing