Hu Qinwu

"Not a mark is wasted; there is no excess. This is painting reduced to its essence" Luise Guest, 2016

The order and apparent simplicity of Hu Qinwu’s work belies a sophisticated understanding and employment of Kong, the resonance of empty space. Hu Qinwu encourages interior reflection, both through the meticulous process of building up the surface of his paintings, and in the viewer’s experience of his immersive canvases. His controlled and deliberate practice reduces painting to its essential elements and reflects upon enduring values whilst highlighting Buddhist beliefs in continuity and connectedness in a time of great transformation. 

Hu Qinwu was born in Shandong, China in 1969 and currently works in Beijing as a painter, photographer and printmaker. In 1990 he graduated from the Oil Painting Department, Taian Normal Academy, Shandong, and received a Masters Degree (Painting) from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2008. 

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Hu Qinwu, Meditations: red, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150cm, 14729

Meditations: red, 2011
acrylic on canvas
150 x 150cm
14729

Selected Stock

Hu Qinwu
(Untitled 12007), 2012
acrylic and pigment on paper
150 x 120cm
15310

Hu Qinwu
(untitled 12003), 2012
acrylic and plastic on canvas
150 x 120cm
15311

Hu Qinwu
(HO 10-5), 2010
acrylic and pigment on paper
107 x 74cm
15337

Hu Qinwu
(untitled ), 2013
acrylic, pigment on canvas
80 x 90cm
17806

Hu Qinwu
(untitled ), 2015
acrylic, pigment on canvas
90 x 80cm
17809

Hu Qinwu
(untitled ), 2016
acrylic, pigment on canvas
150 x 120cm
17816

Hu Qinwu
(Untitled ), 2016
acrylic, pigment on canvas
160 x 120cm
18279

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