Renowned Chinese landscape artist Hong Ling launches his first UK exhibition, showcasing 15 stunning new works

Midas Public Relations are thrilled to announce that Hong Ling, one of China’s most revered landscape painters today unveils his first British exhibition. Hong Ling: Contemporary Chinese Landscape is open to the public at Asia House, as part of the Asian Art in London 2012 festival.

The exquisite collection offers a flavour of master painter Hong Ling’s recent work, a series of paintings of the four seasons as a Chinese ideal of life in the artist’s eyes. A contemporary Chinese artist, Hong’s work unites the distinct yet delicate essence of traditional Chinese landscape painting with refined oil painting technical precision and ambitious breadth of scale and subject.

Based in his purpose-built traditional artist studio in the magnificent Yellow Mountain in southern China, Hong has devoted 30 years to realising his unique surroundings on canvas. With influences ranging from J.M.W Turner, to his own extensive travels across Asia, Hong’s pieces articulate a honed sensitivity to the subtle transcendentalism of nature, on a breath-taking scale, a contemporary take on the philosophical and visual thinking in China.

Born in 1955 in Beijing, Hong Ling comes from a renowned artistic family, whose grandfather was the head of Imperial Library at the National Palace Museum in Beijing. Hong studied oil painting at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in the 1980s and becomes one of the first Chinese artists in his generation using western medium oil on canvas to portray the traditional Chinese landscape.
Hong Ling represented China in the Venice Biennial (1997) and is exhibited internationally from Shanghai to Paris. In recent years his works are featured in museum permanent collection in Asia including the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, JP Morgan Chase Chinese Art Collection, Hong Kong, and private collections in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and the UK. In 2011 his major retrospective exhibition Boundless Momentum was shown at Today Art Museum in Beijing and Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, China. Hong’s work is celebrated by Chinese patrons such as Robert Tsao and Berry Lam
Soka Art Gallery has represented Hong Ling since 1999, holding the record of the longest working relationship between a contemporary art gallery and an artist in Asia.

For more information on the exhibition, images or if you wish to speak to Hong Ling, please contact Tori Dance or Eleanor Riches on 020 7361 7860