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    HONG LING AT CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

    Friday, December 30th, 2016
    Hong LIng - A Peak in Reds.

    Hong LIng – A Peak of Reds.

    The retrospective by Hong Ling continues at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin until January 29.  It charts the development of Hong Ling’s art from student paintings in his personal collection to his vast later works painted in oil and in ink. Born in Beijing in 1955, the artist Hong Ling studied oil painting in the years after the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76). In the mountains of rural China, however, his brush found a new path. Drawing together the imported medium of oil on canvas with the landscapes and philosophies of China’s artistic heritage, Hong Ling has made a contribution to the world of Chinese landscape painting unparalleled in its vibrancy.

    Working from his studio in the foothills of the Yellow Mountains of China’s Anhui Province, Hong Ling reveals the charged atmosphere of this dramatic locale from the bold colours of the shifting seasons to the heavy mists that weave among pine-clad peaks. As exhilarating as they are immersive, Hong Ling’s paintings stand as an invitation to join him in the landscape that is his home and his inspiration.
    The exhibition is part of a touring retrospective sponsored by UNEEC Culture and Education Foundation, Taiwan, and organised with Soka Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.  It follows Hong Ling’s recent retirement from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, where he taught oil painting since 1987.  The show will travel on to Bath from Dublin.

    HONG LING RETROSPECTIVE AT CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

    Friday, September 9th, 2016

    A retrospective exhibition of Chinese artist Hong Ling runs at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin from October 21 to January 29, 2017.  Born in Beijing in 1955, the artist studied oil painting in the years after the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76). In the mountains of rural China his brush found a new path. Drawing together the imported medium of oil on canvas with the landscapes and philosophies of China’s artistic heritage, Hong Ling has made a contribution to the world of Chinese landscape painting unparalleled in its vibrancy.

    The exhibition charts the development of his art from student paintings in his personal collection to vast later works in oil and in ink. Working from his studio in the foothills of the Yellow Mountains of China’s Anhui Province, Hong Ling reveals the charged atmosphere of this dramatic locale from the bold colours of the shifting seasons to the heavy mists that weave among pine-clad peaks. As exhilarating as they are immersive, Hong Ling’s paintings stand as an invitation to join him in the landscape that is his home and his inspiration.

    The exhibition is part of a touring retrospective sponsored by UNEEC Culture and Education Foundation, Taiwan, and organised with Soka Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

    A Peak of Reds Hong Ling, 2014, China Private collection © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    A Peak of Reds
    Hong Ling, 2014, China
    Private collection
    © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    White Poplars in the Temple of Heaven Hong Ling, 1979, China Collection of the artist © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    White Poplars in the Temple of Heaven
    Hong Ling, 1979, China
    Collection of the artist
    © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    Rainbow-like Hong Ling, 2015, China Private collection © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    Rainbow-like
    Hong Ling, 2015, China
    Private collection
    © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    Hong Ling painting in ink at his studio © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing

    Hong Ling painting in ink at his studio
    © Hong Ling. Courtesy Soka Art Beijing