Zheng Chongbin’s premiere contemporary ink art exhibition opening in Taipei
Date 2014.4.5~5.4
Opening 2014.4.5 (Sat.) 3:00p.m.
Venue Asia Art Center Taipei ll
Address No.93, Lequn 2nd Rd., Taipei City 104, Taiwan

Zheng Chongbin’s premiere contemporary ink art exhibition opening in Taipei

As interest in the place of Chinese contemporary art in the increasingly international scene grows, we see more and more contemporary artists breaking boundaries with some remarkable achievements in the category of “ink art”. “Contemporary ink art” and its future development have become the center of discussion and attention. In 2014, Asia Art Center is privileged to invite Zheng Chongbin to host his first solo exhibition in Taiwan, Zheng will also present on the day of the opening to talk about his artistic journey and exhibition experiences abroad.
As one of the most noteworthy contemporary ink painting and abstract artists, Zheng Chongbin was featured in Christie’s exhibition on Chinese contemporary Ink and his works are in the collection of the British Museum, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore; Daimler Art Collection, Germany; DSL Collection, France. Traditionally trained in Chinese painting, Zheng began to paint abstract works in the 1980s. His works are visually powerful and are manifestations of the physical strength of the artist in action. Influenced by the school of abstract expressionist painting, Zheng uses bold, gestural strokes to create abstract imagery that explores the interplay between black and white. His works are seemingly monochromatic but upon close inspection they embody a myriad of textures as a result of the interaction between ink, brush and paper, creating a sense of spatial dimension through the layering ink and acrylic.
While in the United States, Zheng Chongbin experimented with various art forms from performance, conceptual, to installation art. He was especially exposed to Californian sunshine and influenced by the Californian Light and Space movement artists’ focus on perceptual phenomena including light, volume and scale and use of transparent, translucent or reflective material to heighten the viewer’s sensory and experience of light. Zheng Chongbin’s unique hybrid visual language is thus a result of his personal experiences and diaspora position of negotiating “in-between” the physicality of light. We cordially invite you to visit Zheng’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan at the Asia Art Center Taipei II.