Chinese Contemporary Artists

Chinese Contemporary Artists
Over the past decade the contemporary Chinese art scene has come to the forefront of the international art world. The surge of commercial and critical success can be traced to a number of social and cultural factors, including a loosening of restrictions on subject matter, a new freedom to experiment, and a desire to preserve and express Chinese identity on a global scale.
Below a list of the major Contemporary Artists from China. Click on a name to view more info about the artist.
Suggestion to start with: Zhang Dali, Zhang Xiaogang, Feng Zhengjie, Yue Minjun,
Ai Weiwei, Guo Wei, Huang Yan, Zhang Huan.









a
Qiu Anxiong

b
Zhao Bandi
Xu Bing
Hai Bo
Lui Bolin

c
JJ XI & Cai Yuan
Paul Chan

d
Ji Dachun
Zhang Dali
Song Dong
Wang Du

f
Shen Fan
Zeng Fanzhi
Cao Fei
Weng Fen
Lin Fengmian
Yang FuDong

g
Gu Gan
Gao Brothers
Wenda Gu
Wu Guanzhong
Lu Chunsheng
Wang Guangyi
Wang Gongxin
Qu Guangci


h

Zheng Guogu
Zhang Haiying
Hong Hao
Lu Hao
Young Hay
Ni Haifeng
Chen Haiyan
Yung Ho Chang
Zhang Hongtu
Zhang Huan

j
Geng Jianyi
Wang Jianwei
Qiu Jie
Yang Jiechang
Liu Jianhua
Hu Jieming
Guo Jin
Xiang Jing
Wang Jinsong
Shi Jinsong

k
Zhu Jia
Hideaki Kawashima
Hung Keung
Tseng Kwong Chi

l
Yan Lei
Hong Lei
Tianbing Li
Wei Ligang
Fang Lijun
Shen Ling
Ma Liuming

m
Feng Mengbo
Ieoh Ming Pei
Zhu Ming
Yan Pei Ming
Yue Minjun
Sadamasa Motonaga

n
Xie Nanxing
Wang Ningde
p
Yan Pei-Ming
Zhang Peili
Chi Peng
Zhang Peng

q
Li Qing
Lu Qing
Cai Guo-Qiang
Feng Qianyu
Wang Qingsong

s
He Sen
Wu Shanzhuan
Chen Shaoxiong
Yang Shaobin
Wilson Shieh
Shen Shaomin
Xue Song
Li Songsong

t
Xu Tan
Zhou Tiehai
Lin TianMiao

w
Zhan Wang
Ai Weiwei
Guo Wei
Liu Wei
Jennifer Wen Ma
Chen Wenbo
Zao Wou-Ki

x
Li Xi
Liu Xiaodong
Miao Xiaochun
Min Xiaofang
Zhang Xiaogang
Zhang Xiaotao
Shi Xinning
Cui Xiuwen
Kan Xuan
Ah Xian
Chen Xiaoyun
Wang Xingwei
Gu Xiong
Yin Xiuzhen
Cang Xin
Ai Xuan
Qin Yufen
Mao Xuhui

y
Huang Yan
Yang Yang
Li Yan
Jun Yang
Liu Ye
Ding Yi
Bai Yiluo
YongChun Yin
Shao Yinong and Mu Chen
Cao Yong
Shi Yong
Huang Yong-Ping
Peng Yu
Shen Yuan
Sun Yuan
Chu Yun

z
Yin Zhaohui
Chen Zhen
Xu Zhen
Liu Zheng
Feng Zhengjie
Yang Zhenzhong
Tang Zhigang
Qiu Zhijie
Qi Zhilong
Li Zhensheng

What is Modern Art?

text-align:justify; For centuries artists enjoyed their place serving the Church, the aristocracy and current public conventions or tradition. Their handiwork decorated castles, stately homes and Churches with allegorical, mythological and religious subject matter. But towards the end of the 18th century things began to change. It was in fact the French Revolution of 1789 which caused the shift. The Modern era unfolded in its shadow. Under the mantra of liberty, equality and fraternity, society was irrevocably transformed. Art had become a subject like philosophy and was open to be discussed. Artists became self conscious and self reliant. They were no longer constrained by a preconceived style, subject matter or technique. They critically examined existing conventions and created new possibilities for art. From the late 18th century many artists and art movements arose which challenged traditional thinking about painting, It is widely believed that Modern Art began with the work of the Frenchman, Paul Cezanne. (1839 - 1906) . He built upon the new techniques developed by his predeccesors (like the Impressionists), and together with this tried to recapture a sense of order and clarity. His efforts opened the way for Cubism which reformed painting even more. Many more movements followed, all challenging and transforming the act of painting in their own way. By the late 1960's,and early 1970's artists began to experiment with new media, such as video and performance and moved away from painting. It is here then, where Modernism is said to have ended and a new era begun.

What is Contemporary Art?

text-align:justify; Contemporary art is simply the art created in our lifetime. The subject matter explored is considered to be the most socially conscious,of any previous era. And the techniques employed reflect everyday life. Artists use video, multimedia, nature, music and more, to express their ideas.

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