Zeng Hong 曾宏
Zeng Hong draws inspiration from artists of the past who have created their own aesthetic vocabulary in order to articulate the social and political concerns of their respective times. His sparse, elegant compositions constitute meditations on abstraction and line, and are reminiscent of written symbols. On a formal level, they conjure a nostalgia for the working class experience of twentieth-century Chinese socialism.
Zeng Hong was born in Chengdu, China, in 1974; he currently lives and works in Beijing. He graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China. His recent solo exhibitions include Quaderni rossi, Ginkgo Space, Beijing (2018); Key-Frame Extraction, Telescope, Beijing (2015); and Zeng Hong, Gallery Yang, Beijing (2015). His recent group exhibitions include A Composite Leviathan, Luhring Augustine Bushwick, New York (2019); A Geography of Resistance, Taikang Space, Beijing (2019); Factories, Machines and the Poet’s Words—Echoes of the Realities in Art, A07 798 Art Zone Buildings, Beijing (2019); Under the Sign of the Internet—Connections and Double Meanings, C-Space+Local, Beijing (2019); The Glowing Warmth, XC, HuA Galleries, Beijing (2019); Happy People, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing (2019); and Go Live, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China (2018).