Karin Weber Gallery

Zhu Jingyi

Landscape On The Horizon IV

Zhu Jingyi

Overflowing 8

Zhu Jingyi

Autumn Moonlight Stone

Zhu Jingyi

Empty Stone

Zhu Jingyi

Whirlpool

Zhu Jingyi

Rock of Dawn

Zhu Jingyi

Meeting of Wind and Clouds

Zhu Jingyi

Landscape On The Horizon III

Zhu Jingyi

Landscape On The Horizon II

Zhu Jingyi

Landscape On The Horizon I

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Zhu Jingyi China

Born 1975, China
Lives and works in Shanghai

Karin Weber Gallery artist Zhu Jingyi is a contemporary ink painter and abstract artist who takes traditional Chinese subject matter – trees, scholar rocks and landscapes- and transforms them into 3D works in resin.

Zhu Jingyi provocatively refers to his works as “ink,” even as gravity-defining acrylic is really at play. In so doing, the artist is deliberately challenging preconceived notions of ink painting (in the traditional sense) by questioning the very methods and materials that make up its DNA.

Zhu takes as his subject matter all that is familiar in the genre—forests, mountains, trees, and rocks—and lends fortification with the application of three-dimensional structure using modern-day technology. The resulting effect is akin to space trusses or lattice shells reminiscent of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic designs, but in free form. The effect is mesmerizing—the viewer is pulled in close, held captive by the works’ allure.

Spiritually connected to ink traditions, but materially allied with contemporary art making, the artist has added yet another layer to contemplate in the great tradition of ink painting appreciation.

Born 1975, China
Lives and works in Shanghai

Karin Weber Gallery artist Zhu Jingyi is a contemporary ink painter and abstract artist who takes traditional Chinese subject matter – trees, scholar rocks and landscapes- and transforms them into 3D works in resin.

Zhu Jingyi provocatively refers to his works as “ink,” even as gravity-defining acrylic is really at play. In so doing, the artist is deliberately challenging preconceived notions of ink painting (in the traditional sense) by questioning the very methods and materials that make up its DNA.

Zhu takes as his subject matter all that is familiar in the genre—forests, mountains, trees, and rocks—and lends fortification with the application of three-dimensional structure using modern-day technology. The resulting effect is akin to space trusses or lattice shells reminiscent of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic designs, but in free form. The effect is mesmerizing—the viewer is pulled in close, held captive by the works’ allure.

Spiritually connected to ink traditions, but materially allied with contemporary art making, the artist has added yet another layer to contemplate in the great tradition of ink painting appreciation.

Education and Professional Experience
1998
Nanjing Normal University, Department of Fine Arts

2005
The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAA), Beijing, Master’s degree in Museum Management

2005-2006
Academic Researcher at Zendai Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai.

2009-2011
Academic Director at Duolun Museum of Modern in Shanghai.

Solo Exhibitions
2017
‘It’s not broken’, it’s an NPC Zhanglelu space, Shanghai

2016
‘Evolution and Ethics’, Spring Art Museum, Shanghai
Calligraphic Graffiti Show, Epoch Art Museum, Wenzhou

2015
‘Ink Lodge’, Ink Asia, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
‘The Great Compassion’, 2679 art space, Xiamen, China

2014
‘Nearly Everything’, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China
‘When returning to the mountain, please chase fox back into clouds’, RNP Art Space, Shanghai, China

2013
’Exploration’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Peach Blossom Spring’, Galerie Junger Gallery, Berlin
‘Chinese Zodiac’, Villach, Austria

2012
‘ZEN Mountain View—Three Dimensional Ink’, PUSU Yan-Shan Study, Shanghai, China

2008
‘Fantasy in the Barren Land’, Shanghai, China

2006
‘The Alchemy in Black and White’, The Room With a View Gallery, Shanghai, China

Group Exhibitions
2016
‘In the Moment: Works by Annie Wan Lai-kuen and Zhu Jingyi’, Art Central, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

2015
‘Shanghai New Media Artists Group’, Emergent Media Center, United States Burlington
‘Dressage’ Contemporary Art Exhibition, La Gallery, Shanghai
‘”TA era” the second time exhibition’, the Beijing Times Art Museum, Beijing
‘Exhibition of Wild Boars Art Salon’, 523 Art Zone, Shanghai, China
‘Cooking a small fish such as Governing a large country straddling the year 2015 Fang Tai Art Exhibition’, Fang 2015 Tai Art Zone, Shanghai, China

2014
‘To be continued -2014 Dongchang movie theater Art Project’, Shanghai, China
‘2014 China International Installation Art Exhibition’, Long Gallery, Shanghai, China
‘Lodge of Tranquility’, Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
‘In Its Place’, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
‘Yuan Shi Tao: a case study of non-sociological research’, ZhengDa Contemporary Art Space, Shanghai, China
‘Three-Dimensional Ink’, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2013
‘No Entanglement – Five Case Studies of Contemporary Painting’, Da Pu Tang Gallery, Shanghai, China
Inaugural exhibition of Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
‘Ce Gao Shen’, Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition Space, Beijing Museum of Contemporary Art, China
Hillwood Art Festival, Chavaniac-Lafayette, France

2012
‘Line Again’, 798 Art Space, Beijing, China

2011
‘Lineism’, WuWei Creativity Zone, Shanghai, China

2010
‘Beyond the Vision, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai, China
‘Slowly’, Shanghai, China
‘Picnic in Spring’, Shanghai Times Square, China

2009
‘Reborn in Jiang Nan, Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China
‘Black and White’, Shanghai Xintiandi, China

2008
‘Cactus’, Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China
‘CIAK Asian Tour’, Shanghai, China

2007
‘2rd Lu Xiao Annual Exhibition’, Star Gallery, Beijing, China

2006
‘Christmas is Coming’, Zendai Museum Of Modern Art, Shanghai, China

2005
‘Kai Men Jian Xi’, Beicangmen Art Center, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
‘Let Ideas Become Visible’, Hangzhou Modern Gallery, Zhejiang, China

2004
‘Moving with the Shadows’, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China

2003
‘Position’, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

Collections
Today Art Museum, Beijing
Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Shanghai
Private collections worldwide

Art Fairs