Guan Yong

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Guan Yong (b.1975, Shandong, China) currently lives and works in Beijing. Guan Yong’s practice originates from his individual experience while working and exploring repetitively and tirelessly around the same and simple subject matters. Creating a completely new structure of perception during the long process of his practice, sentimentalities, sensibilities, bodily rhythms, actions and other arbitrary factors usher the artist’s internal consciousness onto the canvas.

Solo exhibitions: Introverted Illusionism, Magician Space, Beijing, CN (2019); The Intermediate Space, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2017); Irony-the Overthrow of Aesthetics, In·ter alia·Art Company, Seoul, KR (2013); Secondary Figuration, New Age Gallery, Beijing, CN (2012); Whose New Age, Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, CN (2007).

Selected group exhibitions: Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, CN (2014-2019); Redefinitions: the Questioning Spirit in the Art of the 1970s Generation, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2011); Splendid Ethics, In·ter alia·Art Company, Seoul, KR (2011); East/West: Visually Speaking, MOCA Jackson, Florida, US (2010); ART Taipei, Taiwan, CN (2008-2010); Youth at Upstairs: Nomination Exhibition by Young Critics 2010, Times Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2010); What is Art, Times Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2010); Future Sky: Chinese Contemporary Young Artists Works Selection Exhibition, Today Art Museum of China, Beijing, CN (2008); Guan Yong-Qi Yang, Felix Ringel Gallery, Dusseldorf, DE (2008); The Age of Pluralism·Beiijng Persistent, New Age Gallery, Beijing/Taiwan, CN (2007); Beyond Experience: New China, Arario Gallery, Beijing, CN (2006); The Self-Made Generation: A Retrospective of New Chinese Contemporary, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, CN (2006); The Post-Seventies, Today Art Museum, Beijing, CN (2005); Asian Art Exhibition, Sungsan Art-hall, Busan, KR (2004); Ideal of New Generation: Chinese New Generation Artist Award Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, CN (2004).

Shadow of Shadow, 2018, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 30.3 x 2.5cm

Introverted Illusionism, installation view

Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 200.2×200.2×5.3cm

Landscape l, 2017, oil on canvas, 250 x 200cm

Moonrise Impression a, 2019, oil on canvas, 253 x 161.1 x 5.4cm

Six Persimmons, 2018, oil on canvas, 40.3 x 40.2 x 2.2cm

Figure and Still Life Painting j, 2017, oil on canvas, 200 x 160cm

Figure and Still Life Painting a, 2013, oil on canvas, 146 x 114cm