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
To take flight of One Thought
To excite One Imagination



Solo Exhibitions

2002In Between The Light“, Sunjin Gallery, Singapore
1999Uncoloured Path“, NN Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1996Colours 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



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



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



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.

  • EV Ratnam
    Posted at 20:24h, 22 August

    Greetings from Enid Ratnam-Keese, Yuande

    I am now writing about my experiences at the Rimbun Dahan Residency through blogs. So far have posted 10 blogs and will be posting more..
    Hope you are well

    • The Gallery
      Posted at 23:33h, 22 August

      Hi Enid,

      Just to inform you that you may reach Yuande at zh***********@gm***.com – we’re a gallery that used to exhibit him some years back.


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