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A Month of Sundays

The Rose Tattoo


1958 Né à Tianjin, Chine

A master of Chinese ink painting, Li Jin has received worldwide praise as an important contemporary Chinese artist whose work preserves tradition whilst defining present and future art scenes. He has exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and the USA in museum and gallery exhibitions. Most notably, in 2010 his work was an integral part of "Fresh Ink: Ten takes on Chinese Tradition" at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, in 2015 his work was exhibited as part of a 30 year retrospective at the Long Museum in Shanghai and in 2012 a solo exhibition dedicated to his work was on view at the Today Art Museum in Beijing.

Li Jin has the confidence to portray persons and things simply, so that their significance, beauty and worth speak for themselves. Replete with humor and his unmistakable "joie de vivre" Li Jin translates the usually mundane quotidian of life into a colorful and eloquent narrative of the moment using the tools of tradition. As an artist his perception of beauty and detail blossom from his appreciation as an active observer and partaker in life. Whether it be a table abounding with epicurean delights, a moment of quiet contemplation, or the enticing passions of love his graceful and masterly brushstrokes tell stories that are common to all, for they are the simple pleasures of life.

Renommé pour sa maîtrise de la peinture à l’encre traditionelle, Li Jin est salué dans le monde entier comme un artiste contemporain de premier plan dont les œuvres préservent la tradition tout en influençant fortement les scènes artistiques actuelle et future. Ses œuvres ont été exposées dans de nombreux musées et galeries en Europe, en Asie et aux États-Unis. En 2010 en particulier, il a participé à l’exposition intitulée « Fresh Ink: Ten takes on Chinese Tradition » organisée par Hao Sheng au Musée des beaux-arts de Boston. Il a également exposé en 2012 au Kunsthaus de Hambourg, et au Today Art Museum de Pékin. En 2015 le Long Museum à Shanghai lui a consacré une rétrospective de 30 ans et en 2012 ses œuvres étaient exposées lors d'une exposition individuelle au Today Museum à Pékin.


Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA
Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA, USA
National Arts Museum, Beijing, China
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Olenska Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA

Séléction d'expositions individuelles - Select Solo Exhibitions

A Devout Foodist's Journey to the West, Sotheby's S2, Los Angeles, USA
The Rose Tattoo/A Month of Sunday's” Dubner Moderne, New York, USA
L'Aquarium de Li Jin Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Sensory Life of the Mass: 30 years of Li Jin Long Museum, Shanghai
Roots of Pleasure Sotheby's, Hong Kong
Li Jin-Today-Banquet Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Les Amours de Li Jin Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Suisse
One Side, One Side, Moronokiang Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
Struggle for Elegance, Artside, Beijing, China
A Feast, Food & Sex, Artside, Seoul, Korea
A Penchant for Pleasure, Goedhuis Contemporary, New York, USA
Li Jin, Art Landscape Gallery, Shanghai, China
Eat Drink Man Woman, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
Tang Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Li Jin Freuden des Lebens, Galerie 99, Aschaffenburg, Germany
Simple Pleasures - Passing Time with Li Jin, Asian Art Options, Singapore
Li Jin New Works, CourtYard Gallery, Beijing, China
Li Jin - A Feast, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA
Eat Drink Man Woman - Li Jin Ink-Wash Paintings, Yan Gallery, Hong Kong
Food, Sex and Human Nature Li Jin’s Works, Li Dong Zai Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Li Jin New Works, Courtyard Gallery, Beijing, China
Li Jin, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Li Jin Figurative Ink Wash Paintings, Stockholm Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Séléction d'expositions collectives - Select Group Exhibitions
Eine andere Moderne Zeitgenössische chinesische Tuschemalerei Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
Fresh Ink, Ten Takes On Chinese Tradition Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Chinese Contemporary Ink Art, National Art Museum of Germany, Berlin, Germany
7 Characters - New Art from China, The Mayor Gallery, London, U.K.
The Difference Between You and Me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Australia
New Freehand Ink-Wash Painting, National Arts Museum, Beijing, China
International Paper, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
China Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
Chinese Art Today, Millennium Monument Museum, Beijing, China
The Open Era, National Arts Museum, Beijing, China
Freehand Ink Painting Invitational, Yan Huan Art Center, Beijing, China
China Art, Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisburg, Germany
First Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Contemporary Art, Museum, Chengdu, China
All about Dreams: Chinese Art for the 21st Century, ICA, London, UK
20 Years of Chinese Ink Experiments, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Etudes - Studies

Diplomé en peinture de la Painting Department of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts
Associate Professor, Art Education Department Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts