Chen Ping

Zen Flies Over

22 April — 15 May 2014

Born 1962
Lives and works Hobart

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

Zen Flies Over

Ancestor Di Jun was a god with the head of a bird, the body of a monkey and only one leg. There was a country in which the people all had one head and three bodies. These were Di Jun’s children. He had another ten sons, who came out one at a time after washing in the south-east sea and then took turns to work as the sun in the sky. He also had twelve daughters, who were the moons. They always bathed in the remote west and then took turns to come out at night. From time to time, Di Jun came down to meet the five coloured birds in the east valley. They danced joyfully.

In the ancient Chinese myth, the creator of the world, Pan Gu, had the head of a dog and the body of a human. Nu Wa, the goddess who created human beings, had the face of a woman and the body of a snake. The first king, Huang Di, was a bird, with four wings and six legs. There was also a god of the ocean and the wind, and he was sometimes a fish with a human face and sometimes a bird.

These great majestic creatures, once the carriers of the human spirit, are now nowhere to be seen. Their forests have been lost forever.

I traverse world-layers: spirit, ritual and reality, mingling description of man with forms of Chinese calligraphic art and folk art.
This is where I once again let my spirit fly.

\ Exhibition featured works

Chen Ping

Chinese Opera: The Judge of integrity if it was not a dream

2014 \ Oil on Canvas \ 122.8x152cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

Chinese opera: Face mask changing 1

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x122.8cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

Chinese opera: Face mask changing 2

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 122.8x152.5cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

Chinese opera: Face mask changing 3

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x122.8cm

Chen Ping

Chinese opera: Face mask changing 4

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 92.5x122.8cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

Chinese opera: Face mask changing 5

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 92.5x122.8cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

Chinese opera: Face mask changing 6

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 92.5x122.8cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

The beast flies over sees the lion dance

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 180x210cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

The mercy flies over sees the lion dance

2014 \ Oil on canvas \ 182.8x152.5cm

SOLD

Chen Ping

The wisdom flies over sees the dragon dance

Oil on Canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

SOLD

\ Other exhibitions

Paul Ryan

The Colonies

26 October — 11 November 2017

Many Hands, Home of the Namatjira Artists

Group Exhibition

10 October — 20 October 2017

Anthony Lister

Homeless Among the Gum Trees

13 September — 6 October 2017

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to find out more about Zen Flies Over.

Level 1 66 King Street Sydney, NSW 2000
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday Or by appointment *From 26 October, 2017 our new gallery address will be 12-14 Meagher Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008