Zeng Chuanxing

Zeng Chuanxing (B. 1974, China)
Zeng Chuanxing was born in Longchang County, Sichuan Province, in 1974. He majored in oil painting at the Central University for Nationalities from 1995 to 1998.
Having grown up among ethnic groups, Zeng Chuanxing is familiar with their life and has developed strong feelings towards them. Minority girls are a major theme of Zeng's paintings. Zeng is especially fond of classical realism; a means through which he believes can thoroughly and delicately express his feelings. He stresses careful depiction of his characters' eyes and hands, because he feels that eyes and hands vividly and truly reflect a human being's soul. Characters in his works are often quiet and melancholy, a feeling projected by the brown or greyish blue backgrounds. Zeng Chuanxing is expert at passing on his feelings and attitudes towards life through the tone of colors. Zeng's style is a kind of cold abstractionism for realistic paintings.

We have a selection of pieces by Zeng Chuanxing in our online catalogue. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an up to date list of works available for sale. All works are original and certified.

Zeng Chuanxing Blue and white paper bride Zeng Chuanxing, Red Paper Bride,
   
 
 


 

Marc Quinn

   

Associated with the famous Young British Artists, Marc Quinn is an established contemporary artist who continues to break auction records and is featured top collections around the world. After working as an assistant to sculptor Barry Flanagan and studying history and art history at Robinson College, Cambridge University, Marc Quinn began exhibiting at the White Cube Gallery. In 1993, his work was part of the group exhibition The Saatchi Collection: Young British Artists II, organized by Charles Saatchi, and in 2001 his was awarded the Royal Academy’s Charles Wollaston Prize. Quinn has since exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Tate London, Fondazione Prada in Milan, Mary Boone Gallery NYC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC, Goss Michael Foundation, The British Museum, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and Art Basel.

Quinn’s diverse and poetic work meditates on our attempts to understand or overcome the transience of human life through scientific knowledge and artistic expression. Quinn came to prominence in 1991 with his sculpture Self; a cast of the artist’s head made from eight pints of his own frozen blood. Other critically acclaimed works include Alison Lapper Pregnant (2005), a fifteen-ton marble statue of Alison Lapper - a pregnant disabled woman - exhibited on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square in London. Throughout his oeuvre, Quinn draws on ideas and themes relating to the human body. His recent series of Flower Paintings, started in 2007, depicts tropical flowers and skulls in vibrant colours, referencing traditional memento mori still-lifes, and noting that these exotic plants are readily available in the present day. Other key subjects include cycles of growth and evolution through topical issues such as genetics and the manipulation of DNA, as well as issues of life and death and identity. Quinn’s work uses a broad range of materials, both traditional and untraditional. The materiality of the object, in both its elemental composition and surface appearance, is at the heart of Marc Quinn’s work.

Tanya Baxter Contemporary are showing a number of very fine painting for sale by Marc Quinn. If you would like to arrange a viewing or are looking to acquire a work by Quinn, please contact us.

Marc Quinn - Oil on canvas - Particle Ripple - artwork for sale Marc Quinn - Upper east Side Glacier - oil on canvas - artwork for sale  



 

Benjamin Warner

Benjamin Warner was born in Cornwall in 1970. After graduating from Falmouth School of Art & Design, he moved to London to pursue a career in Illustration and worked with clients across the world including Toyota, Honda and Penguin Books. His first exhibition as a painter came in 2005, the same year of his first show with Beside The Wave in Falmouth, Cornwall. His work is now highly collected and represented in solo shows each year.

Education

1986-1988 OND Technical Illustration, Falmouth School of Art & Design

1988-1990 HND Illustration, Falmouth School of Art & Design

Statement

"For me the essence of painting is all about the paint itself, its colour and texture. The physicality of paint is equally as important as the depiction of place. My technique for applying the medium rarely results in visible brushstrokes, lending an air of obliqueness to the process as well as the subject. This ambiguity is further enhanced by my preference for painting at the margins of the day."

Tanya Baxter Contemporary has an extensive collection of original paintings for sale by Benjamin Warner. Please contact the gallery for information on new acquisitions. 




 

John Hoyland

John Hoyland (1934-2011) was one of the leading British painters of his generation.

As the critic William Feaver once wrote, ‘A pukka Hoyland is a work not of hand and eye, but of total self.’ And it was this whole-hearted commitment to painting that characterised his six decades of work. Hoyland's career was decisively influenced in the late 1950s and 1960s by his experience of American Abstract Expressionism. But as an artist and a man he was enough of an individual to be able to knowingly absorb and deflect those influences, and set himself on his own path.

 

John Hoyland's paintings are wonderfully inventive, colourful, and witty with a restless intelligence and unprecedented bold use of texture in acrylic paint. Posthumously Hoyland has left a considerable body of paintings and a significant legacy; a film project recording his life through the memories of his friend and contemporaries, a scholarship set up in his name at the Chelsea College of Arts, two classrooms built for Anchovy Primary School in Jamaica in his name, and continued promotion of his works by his widow Beverley Heath-Hoyland.

 

Along with the rest of the Modern British artists, whose prices have skyrocketed, overtaking many of their younger counterparts, John Hoyland’s work is situated to grow substantially in price over the coming years. Damien Hirst is a huge admirer and collector of Hoyland’s paintings, and has bought a substantial holding of the artist’s finest work. He recently held a major John Hoyland retrospective at his new gallery in Lambeth – putting Hoyland’s work in a very high profile position. Hirst is quoted as saying: ‘In my eyes John Hoyland was by far the greatest British abstract painter and an artist who was never afraid to push the boundaries.’ And American artist Robert Motherwell suggested that Hoyland could be the new Turner.

Hoyland remains one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. He graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 1960 and was then included in the influential Situation group exhibitions in 1960 and 61’. He was selected as one of Robertson’s New Generation artists at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1964, after which he spent significant time in New York where he became friends with Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. At the end of the 1960’s he began to move towards a more richly allusive non-figurative style.

 

John Hoyland’s first solo exhibition was at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1967; in 1969 he represented Great Britain at the Sao Paulo Biennale; he then had a major retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, and Tate St. Ives; in 1982 he won the John Moores Prize – the most prestigious award for painting in Britain at that time; he was elected a Royal Academician in 1991, and was appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy Schools in 1999.

 

Awards

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Purchase Award (1963)

International Young Artist Award, Tokyo (1964)

Prize Winner at John Moores Liverpool Exhibition (1965)

Prize Winner at Open Paintings Exhibition, Belfast (1966)

First Prize (with Robyn Denny), Edinburgh Open 100 Exhibition (1969)

First Prize, Chichester National Art Exhibition (1975)

Arts Council of Great Britain Purchase Award (1979)

First Prize at John Moores Liverpool Exhibition (with ‘Broken Bride'; 1982)

Joint First Prize, Korn Ferry International Award Exhibition (with William Scott; 1986)

First Prize, Athena Art Award (1987)

Elected Royal Academician (1991)

Wollaston Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (1998)

Elected Foreign Painter Academician, Accademia Nationale di San Luca, Rome, Italy (2000)

Honorary Doctorate, Sheffield Hallam University (2003)

Honorary Member, Royal West of England Academy (2008)

You can view our online catalogue of John Hoyland paintings for sale but please do contact the gallery if you have a special request or to enquire about our new acquisitions.




 

Ling Jian

Born in 1968 in Shandong province, Ling Jian studied fine arts at the Qinghua University Art College in Beijing. After completing his degree in 1987 he left China for an atelier in Vienna, then Hamburg and Berlin, where has continued to work and live.

In his famous series of works titled Communist Sister and the latest Don't love beauty, love army's power, inspired by a Mao’s quote, he depicts in a provocative and tempestuous style, the idealized and fictionalized image of the Chinese Communist Sister.

Ling Jian, like many of his contemporaries, seeks reconciliation between the China of the past and the China of the present – and does so through examining its role and its effect in the life of women.




 

Lyn Chadwick

 

Lynn Chadwick (British, born November 24, 1914–died April 25, 2003) found international recognition when he became the youngest person ever to win the Venice Biennale’s prized sculptor award. He was born in London, and studied at the Merchant Taylor School in France. After moving back to England, he worked for several architects in London during the 1930s. Working as an architectural draughtsman helped Chadwick to hone his drawing and compositional skills. After serving in the British army during World War II, Chadwick returned to the architectural business, this time working with famed architect, Rodney Thomas. Thomas persuaded him to begin creating mobiles, which were designed to hang from the ceiling, not unlike the sculptures of Alexander Calder. While creating these transformative sculptures, the artist started designing in other media with Thomas’s encouragement. His success led to his first solo show in 1950, and this achievement inspired Chadwick to continue his exploration of sculpture, though he began creating more grounded and stable works in metal. The artist partook in his first Venice Biennale at the British Pavilion in 1952, and, in 1956, he was awarded the prize for sculpture at the event. It was there that he and his contemporaries exhibited their new style of sculpture, using iron structures and hardware-inspired constructions that emphasized line and form. Chadwick was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1964, an honour that solidified his place in British art history, and led to his works being part of many international collections around the world.

Public Collections 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, New York Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela; Modern Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; City Museums and Gallery, Birmingham, UK

We currently have a number of original art works for sale by Lynn Chadwick. For an updated list of artworks available. please contact the gallery directly.

   

 


 

Pip Todd-Warmoth

(B. 1962, England) Pip Todd Warmoth is an English painter born in Lincolnshire, based in London, trained by the Camberwell Schools and Royal Academy.

The explorer Benedict Allen remarks, “There’s a quality of stillness in Pip Todd Warmoth’s work that calms and yet energises, carrying you to faraway lands, and beyond - to the everyday hopes and fears of those he portrays."

“Todd Warmoth has a gift for evoking architecture, whether a modest village church or street building or the nobler panorama of a grand urban skyline of domes, pinnacles, finials and fluted columns - for is not architecture frozen music? Communism is also, I think, a pivotal theme in Pip’s work: the silent communion of shared destiny between two workers in a field, the tacit dialogue between man and his workplace, between man and earth - emblematic of the generosity of vision, the quiet sense of fellowship between Pip and his subjects” Terence Rodrigues, Art Historian & Writer