Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Zhang Hongyu  
     
     
 

Zhang Hongyu

 
             
 

张宏宇

 
             
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1981

Zhang Hongyu was born in Ulan Hot, Inner Mongolia,  north of China.

 
       
 

1987

 

He was taught calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting by his uncle,who taught
at the Academy of
Art. He also travelled with him throughout the steppe, which gave him
a taste for travel, and gave him
the chance to witness the beauty of his own country.
 

 
       
 

1999

He went to the Academy of Art in Hohhot ( capital of Inner Mongolia ) where he studied engraving.

 
     
 
 

2003

He graduated in July.
He wanted to learn more about western art ( the impressionnists and expressionnists ),
so he decided to learn French at Peking University, before actually going to France,
which was his lifelong dream.

 
 

 

 
     
     
       
 

2004

He arrived in Paris where he stayed with a friend. 
He
enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Versailles.
He was
fascinated by Paris, not only because of the art which he was able to understand more clearly, and enjoy, but also because in such a " metropolitan city ", he was able
to meet people from different backgroudsand countries, and he wanted to show this
in
his portraits.

 
     
     
     
     
     
       
 

2006

The accidental death of his mother in China made him question everything.
His style changed : he went from using colours to just black and grey, and all the materials for Chinese calligraphy ( paper, Indian ink, charcoal ).
Canvasses were left bare, or covered in gold or silver. He wanted to show people " exposing their psychological state ", using strong lines and variables, and using Indian ink which allows more fluidity and expression..

 
     
     
     
     
     
 

2007

He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, in Versailles.
He showed his work at the Autumn Salon,
where he was awarded a prize for his work
( No. 39 - Indian Ink and charcoal on paper
120 x 65 cm ).

 
     
       
 

2008

IHe became a member of the Autumn Salon.
He continued to travel all over Europe, China and Mongolia in the search for interesting faces, in order
to complete his series of portraits entitled " Chadioptre " on which
he worked at the Cité des Arts, 75018 Paris.

 
     
       
 

2009

He set up his own studio, 46 rue Pierre Larousse, 75014 Paris

 
       
   

Danièle Sicard

 
 

oeuvres

 
   
 

 
 
     
   © zhang Hongyu - 2010 technique mixte sur papier 100x100cm n°109

 

     

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© zhang Hongyu - Noir - 116 x 73 painting

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© zhang Hongyu - Noir - 116 x 73 painting

     

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© zhang Hongyu - Elles - 2008  120x64cm n°64

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France

 

The other countries

       

2002

 


 

China
Silence
may 

 

2003

 


 

China
Hohhot  
Fine Arts Academy
Règlement, Espace, État


2006

Versailles  Fine Arts Academy
L'Angoisse et L'Ombre
 

   

2007

Pau  Éric Lhoste gallery
17th december - 5th january
 

   

2008

Paris  Jardin gallery
07th february - 28th  february

 

U.S.A.
New York  New York gallery
Portraits
15th january - 15th may

2008

Paris  Thuillier gallery
Elles

06th june - 19th june
 

   

2008

Paris  Vies d'artistes gallery
Portraits
juin
 

   

2008

Paris  Cité des Arts
8th july - 20th july

 

 

Italy
Bolzano  L'angolo d'Umberto gallery

18th october - 14th november

2009

Pont L'abbé  gallery in Ré
14th july - 14th august 
 

 

 

 

2009

Saint-Tropez  J.P.B. gallery
15th july - 30th october
 

   

2009

Nantes  Le Salon des Arts gallery
Trait pour Trait
17th september - 20th october
 

 

 

2010

Saint-Tropez  J.P.B. gallery
01st may - 01st october
 

 

 

2012

Orly Culturel Centre Aragon-Triolet
05 april - 26 april

  Czech Republic
Smichov  
Shade and Clouds
26th september - 01st november

2012

Paris Atelier V
04 october  - 08 november
 

   

2015

Paris Atelier V
23 january  - 12 march
 

   

2016

Paris Centre Culturel de Chine
Noblesse sauvage

21 april - 02.june

 

   

Video

 

       

 

 

 

Writing on, in his paintings, he's done it. Tangled graphics, mingled in with

 

hurried washes : that's life.

 

A muddle of strokes ( no, it's not a sketch ! ). A knotted ball with moments

 

of fluidity like his calligraphy. Everything is abstract, deep blacks and

 

dazzling light.

 

Out of this duality come animals, followed by faces, unusual personalities,

 

of  women nude who delight.

 

Michel Nau

 

Salons, Biennales

 
 
       
 

The Autumn Salon

 

 

   

 

 

2007

Paris  Espace Auteuil

   

 

08 november - 18 november

   
 

indian ink and charcoal 
on paper n°39

   
 

 

Drawing and watercolour

 
 


Salon

International Art Salon

 

 

 

 

2008

Paris  Espace Auteuil

Paris  Grand Palais

Bourges

 

16 octobre - 26 octobre

20 november - 30 november

16 may - 02 june

 

 

 

oil  n°45 

   

Art in Capital salon

 
       

2009

Paris  Espace Champerret

Paris  Grand Palais

 

 

13 november - 16 november

03 november - 09 november

 
 

 

 

 
   

 

 
       
       
       
 

International Engraving

 

 

 

Biennial

 

 

     

 

2008

Val d'Oise

 

2nd International Engraving

 

22 march - 6 april

 

Biennial

     

 

2009

   

China

     

Shenzhen  Guanlan museum

 

   

14 may - 14 july

       
 

 

   
     

2008

Jean Vincent Darasse Prize from the Taylor Foundation

 
  Gold medal from the Salon of Val de Cher for oil n°45  
       

 

 
 

©  Zhang Hongyu ©  Zhang Hongyu Daniele Sicard in the studio of Zhang Hongyu©  Zhang Hongyu ©  Zhang Hongyu

©  Zhang Hongyu ©  Zhang Hongyu ©  Zhang Hongyu ©  Zhang Hongyu

 
 

Links

   
Zhang Hongyu

http://www.artmajeur.com/zhyart/

   
 

 ©  zhang Hongyu

 
     
 

©  Zhang Hongyu

 
     
 

Michel Nau with Zhang Hongyu

 
 

Michel Nau with Zhang Hongyu

 
     
 

Michel Nau with Zhang Hongyu - Cultural Centre of China  Paris

 
 


Michel Nau with Zhang Hongyu
Cultural Centre of China  Paris
 

 
 


 
 

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