Born: China, 1962 Lives and works: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooled at Guangzhou Academy of fine arts, China, Chen Ping seeks to expose and return to the beginning of cultural values by re-examining the relationship between people, their environment and animals. Ping foes this by discussing through his artistic practice three main themes, time, space and existence.
Chen Ping is technically accustomed to traditional Chinese calligraphy methods and has developed this to create masterful, abstract paintings, morphing reality and revelling in ancient mythology. Chen ping reminds us and deepens our understanding of core values about the human condition with his visual figurative depictions contextualised with myth.
Ping has been exhibited internationally and is held in many major private and public collections. Career highlights include, in 2014 a book consisting of Chen's paintings titled 'unseen mountain' was published and given as a gift to Chinese president Xi Jinping by the Tasmanian Government, in 2013 and 2015 Chen exhibited as part of The Venice Biennale's Personal Structures Exhibition. Other projects include the Fujiang Museum, Expo Milano, Museum of Guangzhou. Major private collectors of Chen's work includes, White Rabbit Collection, Sydney, Popev Collection, Russia, Copezoulos Family, Greece.