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Born in Chengdu, China in 1982 and now based in Beijing, Guo Hongwei has gained international recognition in the contemporary art world for his unconventional treatment of his chosen medium and the simplicity at which he renders his subject matter. He first established his career and name with a series of work that is highly personal in nature. They are based on his own childhood photographs and mostly monochromatic in colour. What stands out is his technique of building and blurring his images, achieved from applying and diluting each layer of paint; which is meant to mimic the way memories get eroded, replaced and deleted. Using a similar technique, he moved on to other subject matter, such as everyday or mundane objects, nature and animals. The subject matter is not as important as the composition and treatment of them, and the artist’s idea behind it all.

Education

  • 2004     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China

Solo Exhibitions

 
  • 2007
  • “Dissolving Memories”, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
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  • 2008
  • “Dissolving Memories”, Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore
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  • 2009
  • “Things – New Works by Guo Hongwei”, Chambers Fine Art Beijing, China
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  • 2010
  • “Things – New Works by Guo Hongwei”, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
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  • 2011
  • “Tiny Drop”, Aike-Dellarco, Palermo, Italy
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  • 2012
  • “Painting is Collecting I”, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
    “Painting is Collecting II”, Asia One, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong
    “Painting is Collecting III”, Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA

 

Participated Exibition

2002

  • The Exhibition Celebrating the Grand Opening of the Chongqing Museum of Art Chongqing Museum of Art, Chongqing, China
  • The 3rd China Oil Painting Exhibition in conjunction with Chongqing Oil Painting Exhibition
  • Chongqing Museum of Art, Chongqing, China
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2003

  • “Seven Sichuan Generals”, Beijing, China
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2005

  • “Archaeology of the Future”, The 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art, Nanjing, China
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2006

  • “Seven Sichuan Generals”, Beijing, China
  • “Dialogue 10+10”, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Substitute”, Group Exhibition, Beijing, China
  • "Magic 8", Group Exhibition, 82 Republic, Hong Kong
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2007

  • “Youth in Water”, Jiuchang Liquor Factory Art Complex, Beijing, China
  • “REFRESH - Emerging Chinese Artists”, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, and Beijing, China
  • “Today Documents”, Beijing Today Museum, Beijing, China
  • “Youth in Water”, Beijing, China
  • Group Exhibition of Young Contemporary Chinese Artists by 82 Republic, Art Taipei 2007, Taipei, Taiwan
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2008

  • “Blog It: New Wave of New Wave”, Beijing, China and New York, USA
  • “Dream or Reality?”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • ”Another Lonely Planet Revisited”, Beijing, China
  • Opening Exhibition of Connoisseur Contemporary, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
  • “82 Republic Group Exhibition”, 82 Republic and Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
  • ShContemporary 2008, The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China
  • KIAF 2008, Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
  • “82 Republic – The Birth of a New Generation”, parallel event of Singapore Biennale 2008, Connoisseur Art Gallery, Singapore
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2009

  • “VIVA! New Art. New Visions”, Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Art Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Art Hong Kong 2009, Hong Kong
  • Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Paper! Paper! New York, USA
  • “Tree”, James Cohen Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "New Trends: Fifteen Contemporary Chinese Artists", Pacific Heritage Museum, California, USA
  • "Santa's Workshop Shanghai", James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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2010

  • "82 Republic New Year Show", Connoisseur Contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • "Floating Clouds", Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai, China
  • "A Culture of Humanity", London, United Kingdom
  • "Painting and Sculpture: To Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts", Lehmann Maupin, USA
  • Alex: A Tribute to Alexander McQueen", James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • KIAF/10, Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
  • Artissima 17, International Fair of Contemporary Art in Torino, Turin, Italy
  • "Du-CROSSOVER", AroundSpace Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • "Guo Hongwei, Yuko Murata, Karen Seapke - Recent Paintings and Watercolors", James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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2011

  • "Painting lesson I: Illusion or Delusion", Gallery Yang, Shanghai, China
  • "O degree Space", Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai, China
  • "Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists", James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA
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2012

  • "Do a book", White Space Gallery, Beijing, China
  • "Boy: A Contemporary Portrait", Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
  • Hong Kong International Art Fair, Art HK, Hong Kong

 

 

Press

2008

  • "About Guo Hongwei", Fine Arts Literature February issue, China
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2009

  • “About Guo Hongwei”, Fine Arts Literature February issue, China
  • “Small Size Personal Memoirs”, TimeOut Beijing, China
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2010

  • “Guo Hongwei Painting Exhibition in the City”, Times New York, USA
  • “Guo Hongwei Painting Exhibition in the City”, World Journal, USA
     

 

Public Collections

"White Rabbit", Contemporary Chinese Art Collection;

"DSL Collection"

Private Collections

Australia, China, Germany, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Publication

2008

  • “Guo Hongwei 2009”, Paperback catalogue, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
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2009

  • "Things", Catalogue, Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China
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2010

  • “Connoisseur Contemporary Volume II”, Paperback catalogue, Connoisseur Contemporary, Hong Kong
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2012

  • "Painting is Collecting Volume I, II, III", Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China