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

Blue Sky Message

2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 152.5x182.8cm

City Mouse 5

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 183x152cm


Folk Dance

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 93.5x70.5cm

Mermaid's Ocean 2

2017 \ Oil on canvas \ 153x183cm


2018 \ Oil on canvas \ 187x243cm

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

\ News

NH Event

Director's Picks From the Stockroom

31 July 2019

Some exceptional works that have recently come to the gallery have been selected for special viewing by our Art Director.  Artist include: Ben Quilty, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett), Jun Chen, Nicholas Blowers and Chen Ping.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Chen Ping

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

Chen Ping

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
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday The gallery will be OPEN on Sunday 15 September during Sydney Contemporary 11am - 4pm