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QIN FENG (B. 1961)
2012 Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum, Dallas, USA (solo)
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA (solo)
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (group)
2011 Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong (group)
2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA (group)
2008 Asia Center, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA (solo)
2007 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (group)
2001 Asian Cultural Center, New York, USA (solo)
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
National Arts Foundation of France, Paris, France
Qin Feng was born in Xinjiang and studied at the Shangdong Art Institute. In 1996 Qin moved to Germany as part of a cultural exchange programme. In 2007 he returned to Beijing and in 2008 he became a research associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.
Qin Feng manifests his physical energy in his paintings through powerful and uninhibited brushstrokes. Some relate Qin's large scale formats to the expansiveness of the Xinjiang landscape where he grew up. In his paintings, Qin explores the concepts of and the interconnection between civilization and desire. Ink, symbol and calligraphy remain key elements in Qin's art, in which he juggles his traditional Chinese upbringing and training, and his experience in America and Europe which introduced to him concepts such as abstract expressionism. Through the process of constructing characters and symbols, Qin embodies his masculinity, his spirit, and his understanding of human existence.