Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Zhongli Jin  金中利  

Zhongli Jin




金中利  pinyin  Jin Zhongli



Zhongli Jin  金中利 was born on June 18 in Peng'an in the Chinese province of Sichuan.


She was the second daughter, born into a family of modest means.



After secondary school, she obtained excellent results in the entrance exam for Teacher


Training College in order to qualify as a primary school teacher.



After graduation she began teaching at the primary school in her village.


Although her future career seemed to be clearly mapped out, while she had been


at Teacher Training College, Zhongli Jin has discovered painting with a group


of amateurs, and was keen to learn more about the subject. In her attempt to learn more,


she secretly sat the entrance exam for the Art School in Sichuan.



Having successfully passed the exam, she gave up her job to go to the Fine Arts


Institute where she studied traditional painting : paper, ink, water colours, oils.



She got her degree.


She was selected as one of the best artists in the town of Chongqing.


She worked in publicity in Guangzhou, for three years.


Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890, and the Impressionnists had greatly influenced her during


her studies, so much so, that she decided to go in France, to see their paintings, in the


country where the artists had actually lived.



On the 31st october, Zhongli Jin arrived in Paris, without being able to speak .


So she started taking French lessons, and visited  the museums in Paris.



She enrolled at the Art Department at the University of Paris VIII.


Her professor, Monique Kissel, pushed her and encouraged her to try for a masters degree 2.



While she was in holiday in Brittany, the artist started painting again, and found her own style. 


If Badashanren 八大山人 (Zhu Da朱耷) 1626-1705, Shitao 石涛 1642-1707, the teaching


and works of her teachers : Lu Banglin 1956- , Hou Baochuan 侯宝川 1958-,


Chen An’jian 陈安健 1959-, and the influence of the works by the director of the Art School,


Luo Zhongli 罗中立 1948- , and the other teachers : Pang Maokun 庞茂琨 1963-, Zhong Biao 钟飙


1968- , formed the foundations of her artistic culture  Edvard Munch, Vassily Kandinsky 1866-1944,


Henry Matisse 1869-1954, Jean Dubuffet 1901-1985, also made a great impression on her,


resulting in her gradual move towards abstract Art.


Nevertheless her work still looks and feels Chinese.  . 



Having her Masters degree 2, she threw herself into painting, and in November her first


exhibition was held at the Artitude gallery in Paris..

    She lives and works in Paris  France.

Danièle Sicard



exhibitions  selection



06.03 11.03  Salle Béatrice Hodent de Broutelles Paris  France



20.06 02.07  Nature rêvée Thuillier Gallery  Paris  France



03.10 16.10  Art Présent Gallery Paris  France



18.05 26.05  Etienne de Causans Gallery Paris  France



17.06 07.07  Etienne de Causans Gallery Paris  France





Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Ville aux miroirs - prix d'excellence - Sichuan 2000


City of mirrors


Prize winner at the Institute of Fine Art in Sichuan in 2000.
The numerous mirrors in this oil painting reflect the dynamic and busy atmosphere of Chongqing ( Sichuan, China )



Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Les rochers et la mer  - 2005


Zhongli Jin 金中利- Le Port - 2005


Zhongli Jin 金中利- Le pont 2005


Zhongli Jin 金中利- Regain  - 2006


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Montgrille - 2004


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Regain 2 - 2006









Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Neige au soleil - 2009

   Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Energie végétale  - 2009  

 Zhongli Jin - mare au couchant - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利- Pétale mystérieux  - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Bruissemennt - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Dans les vapeurs des vivnobles - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利- Mauves et mystérieuses  - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Galaxie printanière - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Croisement et diffusion - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Papillon aquatique - 2009

  Zhongli Jin 金中利- Floraison ensoleillée  - 2009  

Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Energie végétale 3 - 2009


Zhongli Jin 金中利 - Energie végétale 2 - 2009



Zhongli Jin 金中利


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