He Duoling

China 1948

Realism, Fine Art

He Duoling
He Duoling
Male
China
1948
November 6, 2014
Music, Gestalt, .

He Duoling (1948 Chengdu) is widely believed to be one of China’s most talented realist painters. Along with Chen Danqing and Luo Zhongli, He Duoling has been creating realist masterpieces since the 1980’s.  Known for his oil paintings of nude women and images of minorities in rural settings, He Duoling exemplifies this group of painters. Besides his sensuous nude photographs, in his work also prevail images of minorities in southwest China and people in the west countryside, away from China’s booming coastal areas.

He Duoling got his master degree from the Oil Painting Department of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1982.

His description of the female body is continuous and persistent. Further, He enjoys eschewing mainstream trends across the contemporary art world. In 2007, he created ten oil paintings to be debuted at the China Blue Gallery in Beijing—while other artists created sequential paintings, He painted ten separate pictures.

In one of He’s most important works, “Youth 2007,” the figures in the painting face away from the audience, exposing only their bare backsides. The image does not appear cartoonish or exaggerated, but nevertheless imprints a sense of ambiguity on the viewer. Some suggest this ambiguity is meant to expose the artist, himself, and his inner world. Despite the somewhat crude subject matter, the painting does not so much offend as offer a sense of happiness and freedom.

He made his international debut in the French Spring Saloons exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1982. Six years later, he held his first solo exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan. Most recently, in 2008, he presented his 2007 New Works Exhibition at the China Blue Gallery in Beijing. He is currently a member of the China Realism Painting Group. He teaches in Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in Chongqin now.

Currently lives and works in Chengdu, China.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012Monochrome Mountain Art & Frank Lin Art Center, Beijing, China Group
2012Self-essence Naturalism Today Art Museum, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2012Lifelike Portraits: Triumph Art Space Collection of Portraits Triumph Art Space, Beijing, ChinaGroup
201220 Years of Glory: Mountain Art Foundation Collection of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute National Art Museum of China, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2012FaceMinsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2011Literati, Literati, He Duoling Solo Exhibition National Art Museum of China, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2011Literati, Literati He Duoling Solo Exhibition, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, ChinaSolo
2011Changing Vistas: Creative Duration– 2011 Chengdu Biennale Eastern Music Park and Industrial Civilization Museum, Chengdu, China Group
2011FLOWER 1000 Plateaus Art Gallery, Chengdu, China Group
2011We, Youth: 2011 New Works Exhibition of He Duoling and His Students Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China Group
2011Opening of Chengdu Moca Collecting History: China New Art Chengdu MoCA, Chengdu, China Group
2011Scenery, Silhouette: Triumph Art Space Collection of Portraits Triumph Art Space, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2011Prints From Cotemporary Masterpieces K. Gallery, Chengdu, China Group
2010Retrospective Exhibition of He Duoling, 2006Solo
2010Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts: Exhibition of Oil Painting Department Teachers No.10 Gallery of Art, Chengdu, China Group
2010China Realistic Oil Painting Mini Works Exhibition Times Art Museum, Beijing, China Group
2010China Expression Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2010Seventh Art Center Contemporary Art Week Seventh Art Center, Wenzhou, China Group
2010Reshaping History: Chinese Art from 2000-2009 China National Convention Center, Beijing, China Group
2010 The Official Opening of Minsheng Art Museum: Thirty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art 1979-2009 Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2009Gifts to Marco Polo: Special Exhibition of the 45th Venice Biennale Venice International University, Venice, Italy Group
2009Embedded in Suzhou: Special Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China Group
2009Community! Community! 5th Art Festival of Song Zhuang Songzhuang Culture and Art District, Beijing, China Group
2008Offense and Salute: He Duoling Oil Paintings 2007 Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2008Parallels: Recent Works of He Duoling Wang Chengyun and their Students, Feizi Gallery, Shanghai Group
2008Multiple Truths: He Duoling He Gong and Shi Jindian, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China Group
2007He Duoling 2007: Oil Paintings and Sculptures Chinablue Gallery, BeijingSolo
2007Strategizing on Paper – An Exhibition of Famous Artists' Works on Paper Square Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nanjing, China Group
2007Independent at 30 – He Duoling and Liu Hong Invitational Workshop 0 Art Space, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2007Chongqing StandpoinThree Gorges Art Museum, Chongqing, China Group
2007Work and Poetry Fei Gallery, Guangzhou Group
2007Fusion and Creation – Famous Chinese Oil Painters Academic Invitational Capital Museum, Beijing, China Group
2007The Self in the Eyes of an Artist Blue Dreamland Gallery, Chengdu, China Group
2007Famous Chinese Portraiture National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China Group
2006He Duoling Solo Exhibition Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2006Sorrowful Poetry: He Duoling's Oil Painting Exhibition National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Solo
2006First Images 2006Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China Group
2006Naked True Chinese People Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand Group
200612345 Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China Group
2006Permanent Movements: Dialogue on Contemporary Art Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China Group
2006The Chain Ruide Gallery, Changsha, China Group
2006Chinese Realism Oil Painting Studying Exhibition Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China Group
20062006 Chinese Contemporary Art Document Exhibition The China Century Altar, Beijing, China Group
2006Sceneries Within Annaning Fine Art, Hongkong, China Group
2005The House with Attic 2005 New Work Exhibitions Chinablue Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2005Live in Chengdu Simin Gallery, Singapore Group
2005Constructing Pattern: the Sketches of He Duoling and Pang Maokun Blue Space Gallery, Chengdu, China Group
2005Rights of the Body at Chengdu Biennial Modern Art Building, Chengdu, China Group
2005China-Korea Artist Exhibition The Suoka Contemporary Space, Beijing; Taipei Group
2005The Power of the Body Blue Space Gallery, China Group
2005The River's Swift Current China National Museum of Fine Arts, Chengdu, China Group
2004The Painting Show of Mao Yan and He Duoling Chinablue Gallery, China Group
2004Beijing "4+1" Asian Art Center, Taipei Group
2004He Duoling and Guo Wei Manchester Chinese People Art Center, Manchester, British Group
2004Mold Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China Group
2004Live in Chengdu Shenzhen Art Museum, China Group
2003The 50 Artists of Chinese Oil Painting China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China Group
2003Chongqing Chili--2003-2004 American Touring Exhibition, US Group
2003Concept and Expression Eye Level Gallery, Shanghai, China Group
2003The Third Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China Group
2002Reviewing 77and 78Fine Art Research Series Exhibition of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China Group
2002Face to Face Chinese Portrait Art Inviting Exhibitions, The Jingwen Art Center, Shanghai, China Group
2002Dreamer-Artist Milan, Italy Group
2002Guangzhou Triennial Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China Group
2001UntitledExhibition of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Karsel, Germany Group
2001Academy and Non-academy Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China Group
2001New Realism Liu Haisu Museum of Fine Arts, Shanghai, China Group
2001Chengdu Biennial 2001, Contemporary Art Museum, Chengdu, China Group
2000Gate of the Century: Invitation Exhibition of Modern Art in 1979-1999 Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, China Group
2000Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition of 20th Century National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China Group
2000Chengdu Movement Canvas Art Foundation, Amsterdam, Holland Group
1999The House with Attic Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, ChinaSolo
1998He Duoling's Solo Exhibition Mountain Art Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ChinaSolo
1997Chinese Art Exhibition the Prague National Gallery, Prague, Czech; Lisbon, Portugal Group
1997One Hundred of Years of Chinese Portrait Art National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China Group
1996Shanghai Biennial Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China Group
1996The Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Britain Group
1996Shanghai Biennial Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China Group
1996Chengdu Oil Painting Exhibition China National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China Group
1994He Duoling National Art Museum of China, Beijing, ChinaSolo
1994Chinese Critics Nominative Exhibitions Chinese Art Museum, Beijing, China Group
1990He Duoling's Solo Exhibition Greenwich Gallery, USASolo
1990Chinese Art Exhibitions Eagle Gallery, USA Group
1989Untitledthe Seventh National Fine Art Exhibition Group
1988The Depth of Realism Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, JapanSolo
1987The 22th the Montecarlo International Art Exhibition Monaco Group
1984The Sixth National Art Exhibitions Chinese Art Museum, Beijing, China Group
1982French Spring Salons The Lu Floats Temple Museum, French Group