Hollow Person

2020. Oil on canvas. 150×120cm.

Beautiful Life-2

2018. Oil on canvas. 190×250cm.

Invisible City

2018. Oil on canvas. 200×265cm.

Artificial Forest

2017. Oil on canvas. 175×240cm.


2016. Oil on canvas. 110×140cm.


2016. Oil on canvas. 170×340cm.

Killing Dodecahedron

2016. Oil on canvas. 210×326cm.

Man Living in the Old Times

2015. Oil on canvas. 200×200cm.

The End

2015. Oil on canvas. 120×140cm.

Thinking after the Anger

2014-2015. Oil on canvas. 216×280cm.


2014-2015. Oil on canvas. 150×240cm.


2012-2014. Oil on canvas. 138x140cm.


2013. Oil on canvas. 85x110cm.

The Wasteland II

2013. Oil on canvas. 160x180cm.


2013. Oil on canvas. 120x140cm.

The Forgotten Box

2013. Oil on canvas. 145x160cm.

Migration and Smile

2012. Oil on canvas. 145 x 200cm.

You Never Know What I am Thinking

2012. Oil on canvas. 160 x 205 cm.

With photography and historic pictures, Chen Langmu collects imageries of historic statuses at particular moments and evolutionary processes over certain historic periods. Such historic evidence provides him with some possibilities to construct fields where the artist and the past become mutually open. For the artist grew up in the declining industrial base of North East China, his collection of evidence represents a search for the collective root for himself. This search will help Chen Langmu locate more precisely his own individuality (within such historic context) before organizing and conveying it in the pictorial composition through such personalized treatment as painting, thereby creating his unique visual fruits or in fact forming a method of narrating, participating and occupying. This is in effect his active construction of the present as historic discourse and creation of his own individuality by using history as an entry point.

Chen Langmu

1987 Born in Anshan, Liaoning

2010 Graduate from the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts

Currently lives and works in Beijing


Solo Exhibitions

2017 Universal: Chen Langmu, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2015 The Iron Age: Chen Langmu Solo Exhibition, Poly Art Up International Art Fair, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2014 The Waste Land, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China


Group Exhibitions

2016 A Ride to Combine: Hive Special Exhibition, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

          Painting as Strait Gate: Post-80s Artists Invitation Exhibition, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

2013 Auxiliary Roads, Huantie Times Art, Beijing, China

          Unboundedness, China Culture Center in Berlin, Berlin, Germany

          Color Temperature, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

          Tmax Art Festival, Galaxy Soho, Beijing, China

          None is Nothing More Than, Huantie Times Art, Beijing, China

2012 Return to a Visual Method, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China

          China International Youth Arts Festival: Also World, T-Art Center, Beijing, China

          BOOM, Guanghua5 Art Exhibition Space, Beijing, China

          The Future of China, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China

          Young Bones, Pata Gallery, Shanghai, China

The Iron Age

Universal:Chen Langmu

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