Leng Jun

China / °1963 / kaifineart.com
Leng Jun (冷军) is an influential Chinese contemporary artist best known for his hyperrealistic paintings and drawings. Born in 1963 in Sichuan, Jun graduated from the fine arts department at the Hankou Branch of Wuhan Normal College in 1984 and currently lives and works in Beijing.

The artist is renowned for the incredible detail in his works which can only truly be appreciated up close or with a magnifying glass. In the paintings and close-ups below you can observe the incredible precision of his paintbrush, even capturing the shadow cast by a sweater’s thread on his subject’s skin.

The artist was born in 1963 in Sichuan Province, where he graduated in 1984 from the Teachers College, Hankou, Wuhan, the branch of the Department of Art. Jun is dedicated to the way of painting method of adopting simple design and components to signify a sort of aesthetic viewpoint of his own, which makes the composition of the painting more divine and sanctified. Leng Jun is a comprehensive artist – not only a painter, he is also the leader of Wuhan painting academy, national 1st-grade painter, vice president of Hubei province artists association....

The stillness and serenity of his paintings resemble the classical art. The subjects are painted with delicate brushstrokes, their faces still and calm. Despite the tranquility that overflows his work, there lies a subtle, yet powerful emotional drive that affects the audience. His enchanting portraits and paintings of still life carry the elegance and vigor. The paintings bring life and vitality into the room. They captivate the viewer and transfer the engaging energy that the subjects possess. Jun’s sense of aesthetics gives power to his paintings and they give the power back by glowing in their detailed perfection.
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