Image from Hong Ling, A Peak of Reds

Exhibition

Hong Ling: A Retrospective

This retrospective exhibition charted the development of Hong Ling’s art from student paintings in his personal collection to his vast later works painted in oil and in ink.

Born in Beijing in 1955, the artist Hong Ling studied oil painting in the years after the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76). In the mountains of rural China, however, his brush found a new path. Drawing together the imported medium of oil on canvas with the landscapes and philosophies of China’s artistic heritage, Hong Ling has made a contribution to the world of Chinese landscape painting unparalleled in its vibrancy.

This retrospective exhibition charted the development of Hong Ling’s art from student paintings in his personal collection to his vast later works painted in oil and in ink. Working from his studio in the foothills of the Yellow Mountains of China’s Anhui Province, Hong Ling reveals the charged atmosphere of this dramatic locale from the bold colours of the shifting seasons to the heavy mists that weave among pine-clad peaks. As exhilarating as they are immersive, Hong Ling’s paintings stand as an invitation to join him in the landscape that is his home and his inspiration.

 

The Hong Ling Exhibition at the Chester Beatty

The exhibition was part of a touring retrospective sponsored by UNEEC Culture and Education Foundation, Taiwan, and organised with Soka Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Highlights

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  • 1977 Hong Ling - White Poplarþ - 40x50cm 1977- Artist Collection

    1977 - Hong Ling - White Poplarþ - 40x50cm - Artist Collection

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  • 2011 - Hong Ling - Frost -160cm - Private Collection

    2011 - Hong Ling - Frost - 160cm - Private Collection

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  • 2015 - Hong Ling - Rainbow-like - 200x300cm

    2015 - Hong Ling - Rainbow-like - 200x300cm

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  • 2015 - Hong Ling - A Peak of Reds - Oil on Canvas - 160x150cm

    2015 - Hong Ling - A Peak of Reds - Oil on Canvas - 160x150cm

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