Artworks by Meng Luding

The Origin 1202 by Meng Luding

200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Black Spot by Meng Luding

200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Heavenly by Meng Luding

200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Meng Luding

孟禄丁

Luding Meng is well known for his involvement in the Tiananmen Square uprising of 1989 in which his sculpture, “The Goddess of Democracy” was erected as a symbol of justice and change, but was viewed negatively by the government and destroyed by troops a short time later. With such revolutionary experience to his back, Meng continues to express himself through painting in America and China.

Meng’s insightful abstract subject matter in recent years is matched by his technical mastery. His  works are photographically real without losing the painterly quality that gives them their allure. It is truly amazing to see the incredible emotional response that Luding Meng’s paintings elicit from the viewer.

1962 Born in BaoDing, HeiBei, China

1983 Diploma from the middle School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts; Beijing, China

1987 Bachelor of Art in Oil Painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA); Beijing, China

1987 Became Professor at the CAFA Studio No. 4; Beijing, China

1990 Studied in the National Academy of Fine Arts; Karlsruhe, Germany

 

Selected Exhibitions:

1985 “Exhibition for International Year of Youth” at the National Museum of Art, Beijing

1987 “The First Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition” at Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai

1988 “Oil Painting Exhibition of Human Body” at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing

1989 “China/Avant-garde Exhibition” at National Art Museum, Beijing

1991 “I don’t Want to Play Cards with Cezanne” at Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, USA

1993 “China Oil Painting Biennial Exhibition” at the National Museum of Art, Beijing

2006 “The Oil Painting of Mainland China since 1978” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

2008 “Chinese Abstract Art in Last 30 Years” at La Caixa Forum, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain

“Meng luding Art Exhibition” Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

2009 “YiPai-Century Thinking”at Today art Museum, Beijing

2010 “The Great Celestial Abstraction—Chinese Art in 21 st Century” at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing

2011 “A New Horizon,Contemporary Chinese Art” National Museum of Australia

“The Great Celestial Abstraction—Chinese Art in 21 st Century” MacroTestaccio,Roma

2012 “Forms of the Formless”, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf,Germany