Chen Ping

Born 1962, China
Lives and works Hobart

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

"My work is a complex and inclusive art language. It is neither purely abstract nor purely expressive, while being both conceptual and realistic."

Chen Ping, born and schooled in China, including at the prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) from the School of Art, University of Tasmania. His work is held in numerous important private collections around the world, as well as local institutional gallery collections. Chen is a regular exhibitor at international art fairs, most notably the Personal Structures exhibition, part of the Venice Biennale in 2013 and again in 2017. In 2014 his Unseen Mountain was the official gift of the Tasmanian Government to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan.

Chen maintains traditional Chinese cultural values while exploring concepts from a contemporary Western perspective. His exceptional academic understanding of drawing informs his coherent and synesthetic paintings, where the broad strokes of colour of landscapes and the thin lines of peaks, ranges and old Chinese characters are composed to produce a dialectic.

Underpinning all of Chen's works are his meditations on life and the frailty of the human condition.

\ Artworks

Big Tree

2021 \ Oil on board \ 12.7 x 22.86cm


Blue Flowers Ink

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 182.8x152.5cm

City Mouse 5

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 183x152cm


Folk Dance

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 93.5x70.5cm

Ink Bamboo, Girl on Leopard

2020 \ Oil on linen \ 71.2 x 71.2cm

Ink Lotus

2020 \ Oil on linen \ 182.8 x 152.5cm

Lady Bird

2020 \ Oil on linen \ 180 x 152.5cm


Mermaid's Ocean 2

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 153x183cm


2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 187x243cm

Returning to Land of Blossom

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 128.8x128.8cm

Sky Message

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm


2011 \ Oil on Canvas \ 152.5x122.8cm

The Book of Songs: An Ancient Dream 5

2010 \ Oil on canvas \ 180 x 150cm

blue light yellow light

2019 \ Oil on linen \ 71.2x71.2cm


\ News


Important Message

18 March 2020

Given current circumstances, we have decided to open Chen Ping's exhibition Muse and Mountain online rather than the usual gallery opening.  So—instead of joining us at 6 pm on Thursday 19 March—simply view the exhibition right here, right now!

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\ Exhibitions featuring Chen Ping


Group Exhibition

14 August — 28 August 2021

9 x 5"

Group Exhibition

22 January — 6 February 2021

Chen Ping

Muse and Mountain

19 March — 28 March 2020

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Chen Ping

Bird's Daughter

14 March — 31 March 2018

Summer Exhibition

Group Exhibition

6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Chen Ping

New Tales of Magic

29 March — 13 April 2017

Chen Ping

Returning Lives

1 October — 16 October 2015

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Chen Ping

Zen Flies Over

22 April — 15 May 2014

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Flying with Birds

22 August — 6 September 2013

Contact Us

to find out more about Chen Ping.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm ONLINE Saturday – closed until further notice Following the latest NSW Government advice in relation to Covid— from Monday 29th June, the Gallery will be operating online only—Monday to Friday 9-5 pm for the duration of the Sydney lockdown All events associated with Paul Ryan (South by Southwest) and Les Rice (Disco Inferno) exhibitions have been postponed. We will keep you advised of any further changes as they arise. COVID Safe Check-in: As part of the Nanda\Hobbs COVID safety plan, all visitors to the gallery must sign in via the Service NSW QR code.