A few words about ZHU TIANMENG

Originally from Shanghai, ZHU Tianmeng lives and works in Brussels.

Living in Belgium since 1989, Tianmeng Zhu develops the art of stroke, which is so essential to the Chinese esthetics. Gifted with this rigor belonging to the genius of his civilization, he uses abstraction and fully commands a practice of cross-cultural exchanges. The will to dialogue nurtures and drives his research. His work abounds in soft sensitivity whilst also establishing new connections between masses of colors and some evocative signs. Whether juxtaposing or coordinating spaces, choreographing strokes into forms, the intensity of blackness reminds of what is fundamental; the ardent power of gesture.

The working method depends on the following essential elements: do we have anything to say? What message do we want to convey? And what is the creative concept? When the concept, the message and the techniques unite harmoniously, we naturally reach an ideal state.

Winner of several international competitions, such as the First International Artistic Prize of Tournai City, the First Prize of Painting of the Bolly-Charlier Foundation, the First Prize of Arts of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre …

Regular exhibitions in Europe and in China: the International Biennial “Small Format of Paper” – Small Format Museum, Nismes-Arlon-Brussels; SH Contemporary – the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Shanghai; Shanghai International Art Fair; Ianchelevici Museum; Museum of Fine Arts of Mons; Faider Gallery in Brussels; Hexagon Gallery in Germany …

His artistic research presented on many media.

Some of his works collected by museums, government and private institutions.