Hu Qinwu

The Artist

Hu Qinwu’s works are born out of his Buddhist beliefs in connectedness and meaning. They are a meditation which brings him calm and order, drowning out the chaos and stresses of the modern world. His works are not emotional but a deliberate and controlled process which focus only on what he deems essential elements. Largely considered an abstract artist, Hu uses grid, line, tone and mark to create his works. They are layered in colour through the meticulous placement of dots on a tight grid. The dots represent text which remains the underlying inspiration across all of his work and links his process to the ancient scholarly practices of calligraphy and ink painting.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Ksansa, XC.HUA Gallery, Berlin
2016 Nothing, Boding Gallery, Beijing
2016 Meditations, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Relative Existence – Hu Qinwu, @Boding Gallery, Beijing
2014 Float, Emel, Sichuan province
2013 Locates in Vain, Matthias Kuper Galleries, Stuttgart/Beijing
2013 The paper shou hu qinwu, Matthias Kuper Galleries, Stuttgart
2013 Abstraction: Mediation, Studio Rouge, Hong kong
2011 Abstraction : Meditation, Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2010 New Abstraction from China – Hu Qinwu, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2009 Illumination – Hu Qinwu, China Art Projects @ Quac Art Space, Beijing.
2008 Phantasms – Hu Qinwu, China Art Projects @ Two Lines Gallery, Beijing.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Huqinwu and Charlie Sheard, Boding Gallery, Beijing
2016 The Other\Self, Rainbow Wall Gallery, Beijing
2015 Hu Qinwu and Wu Lichang Art exhibition, The Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing and Matthias Kuper gallery, Beijing
2015 Progress every day- Masters-nominated exhibition, Zhu zhong Art Museum, Beijing
2015 China and Korea exchange contemporary art exhibition, Arts Center KUH, South Korea
2014 Walking in Origin, Force Gallery, Beijing
2014 The new art of China, RH Contemporary Art, New York
2014 The star of the college, ZERO Art Center, Beijing
2014 The Seventh Abstract Art Exhibition, PIFO Gallery, Beijing
2014 Two Voices, China Art Projects & Niagara Galleries, Hong Kong
2013 Considering the spiritual, Ning Space, 798, Beijing
2012 E(merge): 2 spiritualities, The Drill Hall, Canberra, Australia
2012 Creation embedded, UCCA Ullens Center for Contemporary, 798, Beijing
2011 E(merge): 2 spiritualities, Space Station Gallery, Beijing
2011 Visible Soul -The 4th Chinese Abstract Aet Exhibition, PIFO New Art Gallery, Beijing
2011 Power in the softness, Now the sky gallery, Beijing
2011 Rational Horizon, Force Gallery, Beijing
2010 Constructed Landscape, Timezone, Beijing Constructed Landscape, Me Photo Gallery, Beijing Lightbox, FAUX Arts, Hong Kong


1969 / Born in Shandong province, China
1990 / Graduated in Oil Painting, Taian Normal Academy, Shandong
2008 / Graduated in Fine Arts, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2012 / Resident Artist Daejeon South Korea
2012 / Resident Artist Beijing Residency Gwangju museum of Art

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