ARTISTS

Chonggang Du

CHONGGANG DU


Du was born in China in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Shan Dong University and went on to teach at Jinan Craft Arts School and Shan Dong Arts Academy for 18 years before moving to Australia in 2003. In 2009, Du completed a Master of Fine Art at Monash University.


Solo Exhibitions 

2018 Afterimage, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

2012 Uncertain, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2012 Paper in East and West, Jan Manton Art Brisbane, Australia

2010 Ambiguous, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2010 Background, Place Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009 Hybridity, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia

2006 New Paintings Exhibition in Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2004 Span Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2002 The Tenth Chinese Art Fair, Beijing, China


Group Exhibitions

2018 Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award Exhibition, 

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery

2017 Weifang International Art Biennial, Weifang, China

2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne

2012 Review, Australia China Art Foundation, Melbourne

2012 Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Ausin Tung Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne

2012 Chinese Australia, Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne

2010 China Obscura, MiFA, Melbourne

2010 Fletcher Jones art prize, Geelong Gallery

2002 The Tenth Chinese Art Fair, Beijing, China

1987 Selected to participate in the National Art Exhibition of the 60th 

Anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army, Beijing, China 


Awards 

2018 Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia

2013 Small Sculpture Fair 2013, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Newspaper series

This series is originated from the first attempt in 2004 to specialize in wrinkled newspapers. It was discovered by chance that the old newspapers discarded under the feet used to wipe the oil brushes conveyed in addition to the abstract picture feeling and colour expression. There is also an unspeakable mysterious power, occluded words, misplaced sentences, and ambiguous hints.The newspaper series uses the effect of light to emphasise the form and strength of colour.Distortion, folding and the suddenness collisions of juxtaposed lines and texts of the newspaper present an ambiguous language – it is unpredictable, and, faint. The image presents an ominous, intense yet inexplicable feeling, which also brings visual impact and beauty.Born 1963, China.Lives in Melbourne, Australia. Master of Fine Art, Monash University.



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