REN JING
b. 1975, Anhui, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Ren Jing is an introspective and sensitive painter. With a strong focus on the existence of life and the relationship of time and space, Ren Jing believes that there are multiple causes for any incident, likewise, each viewer bears their own history and corresponding viewpoints when they interpret the work. Therefore, he chooses to step behind the visual incident and tell a story without judgment or criticism. This is reflected in his choice of subject matter: vets, slaughterhouse-men and ambulance-men, dealing with both life and death. He has chosen some of the most ordinary moments to present the uncertainty and helplessness of life as a way to prove of existence of life. The paintings are like patches of images, dividing up a realistic scene; bright yellow lines are like blades cutting through the murky surface, intruding into the original visual.

Born 1975 in Xuancheng Anhui province, lives and works in Beijing.

Graduated from Oil painting Dept, Academy of Fine Arts China

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2009
“Jungle Game ”, Frank Schlag
Cie Gallery, Essen, Germany
“Mystery”” Unseal Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

2008
“The Fictitious Paradise” Beijing Space Gallery, Beijing, China

2005
“The Memory ”Academy of Fine Arts China, Hangzhou, China

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014
Existence of Life in the Disorderly Present, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2012
“John Moores painting prize” SPSI Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Benetton 12×12 project” Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2010
“What behind silence…”, Beijing Space Gallery, Beijing, China       

2008
“Scope Basel 2008”, Basel, Switzerland
“Asian Contemporary Art” Rudolf Budja Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
“Frieze Art Fair 2008” Regent’s Park, London, UK

2007
“Artists of 70””Art China Gallery, Hamburg ,Germany
“New Vision’07——Sensible Form and Gusto”Hexiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
“Making Dream” Ningbo Art Museum, Ningbo, China
“Back to Zero” H·M Arts, Shanghai, China
“7 Plus 8” 55 Art Gallery, Shanghai, China

2005
“Moon in the Water” Ningbo Art Museum, Ningbo, China