Meng Luding 孟祿丁

Biography

(b. 1962, China)
Lives and works in Massachusetts and Beijing

Born in China’s Heibei Province in 1962, Meng Luding studied at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing where he later became a faculty member. He rose to prominence in 1989 with his sculpture The Goddess of Democracy which he and his students brought to Tiananmen Square during the uprising as a symbol for change and justice. The sculpture was perceived negatively by the government and destroyed shortly after by authorities. Following the events of 1989, Meng relocated to the United States, spending time in Seattle and Portland, where he found success exhibiting and lecturing.

At the forefront of the Abstract Art movement in China, Meng’s works are held in several museums in China and nowadays spends his time between the United States and Beijing. His abstract paintings demonstrate excellent technical mastery, at the same time are insightful and seek to reveal themselves to their viewer eliciting an emotional response.

Meng has actively exhibited around the world from China to Taiwan, the United States, Spain, Germany and Australia. He took part in the infamous 1989 “China/Avant-garde Exhibition” at Beijing’s National Art Museum, and has been included in the pivotal book A History of Contemporary Chinese Art 1985-1986, published in 1991 and co-written by historian and scholar Gao Minglu.

Artworks

Meng Luding, Yuan Rate Series - Chinese cinnabar ink (left panel), 2014, Chinese cinnabar ink, 145x145 cm at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Yuan Rate Series – Chinese cinnabar ink (left panel)
2014
Chinese cinnabar ink
145×145 cm

 

Meng Luding, Yuan Rate Series - Chinese cinnabar ink (right panel), 2014, Chinese cinnabar ink, 145x145 cm at Parkview Art Hong Kong

Yuan Rate Series – Chinese cinnabar ink (right panel)
2014
Chinese cinnabar ink
145×145 cm

 

 

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