Leng Bingchuan



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The original carved ink paintings, white-and-black poetic works by the leading Chinese contemporary artist.

Known for his series black and white ink engraving works which are fulfilled with complex graving marks, Leng Bingchun has been living in the Europe for years, like a migratory bird traveling between Spain and China. He crossovers the gap between eastern and western culture and then recently, he has been back on canvas, applying the reconstruction and the innovation of multiple media to create the new Chinese aesthetic atmosphere of immeasurability which rooted in the traditional culture. When the name Leng Bingchuan – literally means cold glacier – appeared in public with all those white and black poetic paintings, it became a symbol. When people mention Leng Bingchuan, it evokes the black and white picture. Leng’s signature style is delicate, elegant, filled with southern charm, like no other ink painting in history. Nostalgia, adolescent ennui, lovelorn under male gaze, the Southern magic air, the lust and desire, and occasionally the erotic scene…

Additional information

Weight 1180 g
Dimensions 29.1 x 29.7 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 18 October 2019
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 29.1 x 29.7 cm
Weight 1180 g


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Leng Bingchun was born in Nantong, China in 1961. He acquired his M.F.A at the University of Groningen in Netherlands. After that he went to the University of Barcelona for his doctoral studies in 1997. He became active and influential in contemporary Chinese art circles since the '80s and he has published multiple catalogues. He is currently living and working in Spain. Leng exercises his strong Chinese cultural background and derives the essence and the innovation from Western contemporary art. This allows him to develop his peculiar oriental art language which has gained international recognition.