b. 1963, China

Fang Lijun Biography

Fang Lijun, born in 1963 in in Handan, Hebei province, is one of the leading proponents of the early 1990s Cynical Realist movement. Fang Lijun’s work encapsulates the disillusionment of China’s youth; a generation defined by the events at Tiananmen Square and China’s internal domestic policies. These events which symbolize the climax of the artistic aspirations that built up during the 1980’s collapsed at once and created a void that Fang Lijun and others filled with a new message full of irony and indifference to the big forces that the individual is subject to.

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Fang Lijun was one of the first artists to translate this new social temperament onto the canvas, as the idealism of the 1980’s gave room to a more somber and realistic understanding of the role of avant-garde art under a one party regime. Fang Lijun redefined the new artistic tendencies of contemporary Chinese art in the 1990’s. 
The first public showing of his work — drawings made in 1988 whilst studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (1986-1989) — took place in Beijing in February 1989, as part of the China/Avant Garde exhibition.  

In the coming years, this vision would become a powerful voice in “Chinese contemporary art”, both within China and abroad.

Fang Lijun Featured Artworks

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2006.1.1. by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork painting
Fang Lijun 2006.1.1., 2006 Oil on canvas
250 x 360 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
2005. 6. 30 《2005. 6. 30》 by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork painting
Fang Lijun 2005. 6. 30 《2005. 6. 30》, 2005 Oil on Canvas
270 x 480 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
2015 by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork ceramics
Fang Lijun 2015, 2015 Ceramic
43 x 40 x 35 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
2015 by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork ceramics
Fang Lijun 2015, 2015 Ceramic
41 x 40 x 36 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
2013 Spring by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork painting
Fang Lijun 2013 Spring, 2013 Oil on canvas
250 x 360 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
2011 – 2012 by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork painting
Fang Lijun 2011 – 2012, 2012 Oil on canvas
250 x 360 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
2016 by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork mixed media
Fang Lijun 2016, 2016 Woodblock print
244 x 366 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
2017 by Fang Lijun contemporary artwork print
Fang Lijun 2017, 2017 Woodblock print
60 x 80 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery

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