Chen Ping

Bird's Daughter

14 March — 31 March 2018

Born 1962, China
Lives and works Hobart

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

Chen Ping’s Bird’s Daughter is a deeply personal, philosophical response to family, man’s relationship to the landscape and our place in the natural world. In our dynamic modern life, with its dependence on electronic devices, man’s power of observation is becoming ever more fleeting.  

We no longer give ourselves the space to engage in contemplative enquiry into the real world—as it has existed since the dawn of time. The artworks in Bird’s Daughter are a salient reminder that the humanist qualities of rationalism and all the shades of grey in between—to the mystical and metaphysical abstract thought—are still important. Indeed, it is these qualities that differentiate man to other species that share our world.  

Chen Ping’s articulation in paint of these contemplative ideas about existence, act as a powerful reminder for us to look further than the glow of the screen.  Whilst he is operating in a contemporary painting paradigm, Chen is dealing with concepts that have a genesis in the ancient practice of Chinese ink drawing and painting.  This methodology—over a thousand years old—considers the relationship of form and composition in a highly balanced way.

Chen’s work dances between human figures, birds, the wind in the trees and the mist that comes down off the mountain on his daily walks. For him, painting is far more than a pure representation of place, rather it represents the feeling of place.  It is a joyful observation of what it is to be alive.

Thematically and visually, Chen’s work has gained recognition around the world, including most recently his inclusion in the prestigious PERSONAL STRUCTURES: Time Space Existence, part of the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017.

Bird’s Daughter is a powerful and intoxicating celebration in paint.

Ralph Hobbs
March 2018

 

\ Exhibition featured works

Chen Ping

Bloom

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

SOLD

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Blue Sky Message

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

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Cloud

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

SOLD

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Folk Dance

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 93.5x70.5cm

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Forest

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

SOLD

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Girl, Beasts

2016 \ Oil on canvas \ 122.8x92.5cm

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Girl, Red Bird

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 71.5x87cm

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Girls

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 92x82cm

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Girls, Machines

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 92.5x122.8cm

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Have we met before

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 182.8x210cm

SOLD

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Magic Blue

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 182.8 x 152.5cm

SOLD

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Music

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 187x243cm

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Once Family

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 182.8x152.5cm

SOLD

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Red Bird

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 182.8x152.5cm

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Sky Message

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

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Under Pine Tree

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 182.8x152.5cm

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Under Pine Tree II

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x152.5cm

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Wind

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 152x182.8cm

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With Red Bird

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 92.5x122.8cm

SOLD

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With Red Blue Bird

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 77x77cm

SOLD

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\ Install Image

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\ Install artwork

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\ artwork detail \ Blue Sky Message

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\ artwork detail \ Sky Message

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\ artwork detail \ Wind

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\ detail Image \ Music

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\ install image \ Music

\ Other exhibitions

Giles Alexander

Turtles All the Way Down

23 May — 9 June 2018

Marie Peter-Toltz

Tonight Think of Me

26 April — 12 May 2018

Anthony White

Sign of Civilisation

5 April — 21 April 2018

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to find out more about Bird's Daughter.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday