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Zheng Yuande

Zheng Yuande

YDsS-0068-final (small)Yuande is a distinguished artist with a notable career since the 1980s. He is perhaps most known to collectors for his Chinese Opera series of paintings from the 1980s and 1990s. In the years since then, Yuande has ventured to concentrate more on 3D molded metal art works, which are unique in that they focus on the fluidity and movement of the human body, rather than concentrate on static beauty and aesthetics.

The renowned playwright and stage director Chin San Sooi had this to say about Zheng Yuande:

Of his works thus far, Yuande has depicted intimations of the human soul. Now, in his sculptures, in 3-dimensional figures, in song and dance he calls for a celebration of that soul.

In the toughness of steel and bronze
Matted or polished sinewy lines
Breathe elegance and grace
A breathless beauty emanates
Imperceptible and still
Eons of eternal Presences.
Reclining or standing
Provocative or inviting
The sculptures tease
One
To take flight of One Thought
To excite One Imagination

 

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

Solo Exhibitions

2002 In Between The Light“, Sunjin Gallery, Singapore
1999 Uncoloured Path“, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1996 Colours of Shadow“, Civic Centre, Petaling Jaya
“Stories Behind The Door”, Concord Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
1988 “Otherworld – Glimpses of Chinese Opera”, solo exhibition of oils, watercolours and photographs, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 “Art Show Busan 2013”, Busan, South Korea (with Dahlia Gallery, Singapore)
“Asia Hotel Art Fair (AHAF) 2013“, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong (with Artemis Art)
2012 “Asia Hotel Art Fair (AHAF) 2012”, Hong Kong
“Seoul Open Art Fair (SOAF)”, Soeul, South Korea
“SPOON Art Fair”, Hong Kong
“Taipei Art Fair”, Taipei, Taiwan
“Art Expo Malaysia 2012”, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur (with Artemis Art, ArtDoor Taipei, and Dahlia Gallery)
2011 “Art Expo Malaysia 2011”, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2010 “Garis”, Metro Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
2003 “Infatuated”, Sunjin Gallery, Singapore
2002 “Menjejak Kembali”, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur
1999 “AKU Potret Diri”, Petronas Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1998 “Art for Nature”, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1997 “Asian Art Fair”, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
“The 6th Singapore Art Fair”, Singapore
“Art for Nature”, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
“Malaysian Drawings”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
“Pekan Seni Ipoh II”, Ipoh, Perak
“Young Contemporaries In Review”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1996 “Reflective Kaleidoscope”, KLCA Faculty Show
“Pekan Seni”, Ipoh, Perak
1995 “Mind the Gap”, two-man show, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur
“Visual Essence”, MIA Faculty Show
1987 “The Young Contemporary”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1985 “The National Open Exhibition”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1983 “The first Asean Youth Painting Workshop and Exhibition”, Bangkok
1980 – 85 “The Young Contemporary”, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1980 “Group of Six”, Singapore

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

1984 The Young Contemporary National Art Gallery“, Kuala Lumpur
1994 Malaysia Art Open ’94
Resident Artist“, Rimbun Dahan
1995 Malaysia-Asean Art Award,Philip Morris“, (Honorable Mention)
1997 Malaysia-Asean Art Award,Philip Morris“, (Honorable Mention)
1998 Malaysia-Asean Art Award,Philip Morris“, (Honorable Mention)

 

ART EDUCATION

1997-78 Malaysian Institute of Art
1979 Kuala Lumpur College of Art
1988-89 National Institute of Art, Taiwan
1997-78 The Aesthetics of China” one-year program in drama, fine art and history

 

COLLECTION AND ACCLAIM

His works were featured in ‘The Album of Works by Overseas Chinese Artist and Foreign Artist of Chinese Origin’, published in China, in 1995.

Through the years, his work has attracted a distinguished list of discerning private and corporate collectors, chief among them:

  • Bank Utama, Kuala Lumpur
  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
  • Malaysian Institute of Arts
  • British Council, Malaysia
  • NN Gallery
  • Shell Malaysia
  • Australian High Commission
  • Petronas Gallery

His private collectors can be found in Australia, Germany, Thailand, Hungary, Canada, UK, USA Taiwan and Spain.

1 Comment
  • Art Expo Malaysia 2013 | Artemis Art
    Posted at 09:11h, 04 October Reply

    […] In addition to these, the artists whose works we exhibited were similar to last year, focusing on emerging Indonesian artists such as Aan Gunawan, Andi Firmanto, Dedy Sufriadi, and Riduan, plus the sculptures of Malaysian artist Zheng Yuande. […]

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