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 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 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.