Ren Zhen Yu

是我的想象12 , 2012
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 150 cm

USD 14,600 – 20,800


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About the artwork

This work by Ren Zhen Yu depicts a female soldier dressed in the uniform worn during the Cultural Revolution. She appears thoughtful, as she gazes to a point beyond the canvas. Ren uses a mix of warm and cool toned colours, layering them to create a unique texture and a vibrant visual contrast for viewers. With the title of the work translating to “This Is My Imagination”, the artist conveys the inner spirit and vibrancy we posses and retain, despite the formalities we may have to uphold in our daily life and circumstance. Ren's works present a contemporary perspective of remembrance, recording our history in a striking form.

About the artist

Born in Tianjin in 1976, Ren Zhenyu graduated in 1999 from the Oil Painting Department at Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, where he currently works as a lecturer. His talent was recognized and appreciated by renowned galleries and distinguished collectors throughout China, and he achieved fame in Europe through his distinct portrait series of historical and political icons, such as Andy Warhol and Chairman Mao. In his works, Ren plays with a wide spectrum of colours that are juxtaposed to create a unique expressionist interpretation of famous faces and experiments with texture and layering built on to reinforce the portrayal of faces from different perspectives. 

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