One to Watch
Zhongwen Yu (b. 1984) is one of China’s most exciting emerging artists. Based in Beijing, and a graduate of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, he has exhibited extensively throughout China, most recently in a solo show at the All Art Gallery, Beijing. In 2011 he was chosen to participate in the group show “Next 10 Years of Contemporary Art” at the Today Art Museum, Beijing. Zhongwen Yu works in a realist tradition, and explores themes of nostalgia and memory. With each paint stroke, he tries to capture the fleeting joys and memories of youth, and the intangible sensation of trying to recall a memory that has been lost to the passage of time.