b. 1986, Qingzhou, Shandong Province, China
Leng Guangmin was born in Qingzhou, Shandong, in 1986. During studies in the department of oil paintings at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Leng spontaneously explored his path to break the traditional paradigm of oil painting creation and became one of the most significant painting artists of the 80s generation. In contrast to accumulated paints and strokes, he chose to open a brand-new physical space in the image with the movement of slicing. Slicing is not only his creative method but also his attitude toward art, which is keen, determined, and resolute. With relatively consistent painting skills, the artist keeps dissecting materials and images guided by some clues but has no clear themes. The ubiquitous tension formed by confrontations, the opposing but complementary colors, the level and scraped materials, the hard-edged and gradient textures, and the conformal and negative structures are the incomparable attractions of his paintings. They enable the artist to refine the inner order behind the numerous and complicated objects, which can be manifested with images only in a highly abstract and endlessly changing state. His critical solo exhibitions include: "Shell, like the wings of a cicada", MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan, 2023; Personal Project at West Bund Art & Design Fair, Shanghai, China, 2019; "Ripples", MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan, 2018;Leng Guangmin: Perfect Destruction, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2017; Leng Guangmin: Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2014; Hive · Becoming II, See the Appearance: The Solo Exhibition of Leng Guangmin, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2013 and so on.
Leng Guangmin: Shells Garner Lingering Light
10.13 - 11.28, 2023
Hong Kong Central Space
Painting and Existence: Chinese, Japanese and Korean Abstract Painting Travelling Exhibition
10.31 - 12.12, 2020
Beijing 1st & 2nd Space