About Ce Jian's art practice

Ce Jian's works deal with pictorial traditions and visual concepts that have their origins in cultural and art history and extend into today's digital image worlds. She is interested in questions of a technically transformed aesthetic and physicality, and discusses them in her carefully composed paintings with an expressive palette and spontaneous gestures, which serve as a counterbalance to her conceptual framework. 

Her art revolves around the tension between rational constructions and their artificiality on one side and human experience, our perception and feeling, on the other. Ce Jian uses painting as a historically influenced manual medium in which both knowledge and emotions are encoded. 

Her interest in illusionism, camouflage and perspective – whether in a spatial construction, anamorphosis or stage design – stems from this. She plays with the double status of the physical and virtual presence of her paintings, which is why the exhibition space is also included in a fusion of reality and pictorial reality.


Current

Biennale

2021 Chengdu Biennale
Superfusion

Chengdu Tianfu Art Park

November 6, 2021 - April 6, 2022

 

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Group Exhibition

Parallel Universes - Parafacts and Parafictions

Curated by Peipei Han 
Designrepublic
Jiangning Rd. 511, Jingan District, Shanghai

November 11, 2021 - January 9, 2022

 

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Group Exhibition | Art Fair

STORY
Beijing Contemporary Art Expo | Special Exhibition

Curated by Bao Dong
Beijing Exhibition Centre

June 15 - August 31, 2021

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Beijing Contemporary Art Expo 

White Space, booth 1.6 & 1.7
National Agricultural Exhibition Centre

October 13-17, 2021

 

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Solo Exhibition

Paradise

WHITE SPACE BEIJING
Caochangdi 255, Airport Service Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

May 15 - July 3, 2021
Extended until July 18

Exhibition views | Press release
Exhibition info

 

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Group Exhibition

SONDERLAGE
Marta Djourina / Ce Jian / Claudia de la Torre

Lage Egal
Greifswalder Str. 34, 
10405 Berlin

May 15 - June 5, 2021

LAGE EGAL Online Viewing Room

 

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Group Exhibition

El Lissitzky's Rooms

Surplus Space, Wuhan | Fifth Anniversary Special Exhibition
Curated by Lu Mingjun

November 3 - December 30, 2020

 

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Artists's Book

Anchor | 锚
Ce Jian & Yuzheng Cheng

Design: on paper Beijing
September 2020

Texts by: Zhuang Zexi / Yvonne Zindel / Luo Ying / Ariela Braunschweig / A. Will Brown / Tereza de Arruda / K. Lee Chichester / Kazuhide Miyashita / Franz K. / Anne Simone Krueger / Long Xingru / Tang Zehui / Meta Marina Beeck / Tina Sauerlaender / Xi Lei / Arthur Buerms / Pierre Granoux / Huang Shiyun / Magdalena Kolodziej / Anne-Grit Becker
Language:English/Chinese
Edition:500/500
Poster size:69.4 x 99.4 cm, booklet size: 24.9 x 34.7 cm

Anchor | Anchor @ on paper

  

      

 

 

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Art Fair

KIAF Art Seoul 2020
Online Viewing Rooms

Gallery SU:
September 23 - October 18, 2020

KIAF Online Viewing Rooms
Private Viewing at SU:Hannam, September 21-29


    Similar Images (15)/(20), 2018-19, series of paintings (acrylic, marker, crayon on canvas, 60 x 80 cm) and photographs

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Group Exhibition

Étude

Aranya & White Space Beijing
Aranya Art Center, Aranya Gold Cost Community, Beidaihe New Area, China

May 23 - August 23, 2020

 

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Art Fair

Art Basel HK 2020
Online Viewing Rooms

White Space Beijing
March 18-25, 2020 

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms

Vision (Bird - Man - Sport - Shoes)
2020, watercolor, acrylic, color pencil on paper, 56.4 x 75.9 cm 


Vision (Water - Nature - Summer - Motley)
2019, acrylic, marker, oil crayon on canvas, 190 x 200 cm 

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Group Exhibition

FAS 2019

Rongri Art Museum, Shanghai 
December 12, 2019 - January 24, 2020

 


All Roads Lead Here

Chaoyang Cultural, Chongqing/China 
Opening: December 21, 2019

 

   

Installation view: Race, Ce Jian & Yuzheng Cheng, 2019, single channel video (color, sound), 4:08 min 

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Art Fair

Shanghai Westbund Art & Design 2019 | Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

White Space Beijing | A206 | W29
November 7-10, 2019 

Westbund Art & Design

Test (Step 1-3)2019, acrylic, enamel, marker, oil crayon on canvas, 3 x 160x120cm 


Picture (Better Pictures series), 2019, acrylic, marker, oil crayon on canvas, 90x120cm 

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Art Fair
KIAF Art Seoul 2019

Gallery SU: | booth A35
September 25-29, 2019 

KIAF 2019

Better Pictures series: Picture, Better PictureMuch Better Picture, 
Much Much Better Picture, Best Picture, 2019, acrylic/marker on canvas, 70x90cm 

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Group Exhibition

A WHITE SPACE ODYSSEY
curated by Shen Chen

WHITE SPACE BEIJING
Caochangdi 255, Airport Service Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Opening: Sat, May 25, 4pm
May 25 - October 7, 2019 (extended)

 

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Group Exhibition

Kunstraum Berlin
curated by Antonie Angerer & Anna-Viktoria Eschbach

German Embassy, Beijing
May 24 - June 15, 2019 

I: project space info

 

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Solo Exhibition

Ce Jian & Cheng Yuzheng
Words of Art

Yell Space
Room 301, Bldg. 7A, Mo Gan Shan Rd. (M50), Shanghai 

Opening: Sat, April 6, 3-6pm
April 6 - 23, 2019 

Exhibition info and images 

 

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Art Fair
Art Basel Hong Kong

WHITE SPACE BEIJING | Level 1 | 1B13
Convention & Exhibition Centre 
March 28 - 31, 2019 

WHITE SPACE | Art Basel Hong Kong

 

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Group Exhibition
Yellow Reflection

Galerie Liusa Wang
15 Boulevard Saint-Germain
75005 Paris 

Opening: Thu, March 7
March 8 - April 13, 2019 

www.galerieliusawang.com 

 

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Publication
Ce Christina Jian
Face Scan - Zur Rolle technischer Bildverfahren in den Porträts von Chuck Close
(Face Scan - On the role of technical image methods in Chuck Close's portraiture)

Published at transcript Verlag, Bielefeld/Germany 
Dissertation, Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt University of Berlin

Publishing date: October 11, 2018
Paperback, 458 p., print & e-book
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4512-5

Face Scan | trancript Verlag
Book sample PDF

    

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Catalogue
Ce Jian 简策
Works 2012-18

Published by WHITE SPACE BEIJING
Designed by Zhi Jin / on paper
July 2018

Texts by: Henrike Mund / Heinz-Norbert Jocks / He Jing
Language: English / Chinese
Format: 31 x 24 x 2 cm, 278 p., softcover

Inside look
Ce Jian catalogue @ on paper

 

 

 

 

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