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Wu Jianjun was born in Sichuan, China in 1966. He completed his formal art trainings with a B.F.A. at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China in 1992.
The painted by Wu Jianjun portray the intangible quality of the human bodies: there is no skin on these bodies, but rather just the tensions of the flesh that can be seen by the naked eyes. A force inhabits these incandescent carcasses and the colors used by the artist operate as a thermal camera highlighting the fire within them. Wu Jianjun?s art is bound neither by illustration nor narration. It requires no interpretation, no understanding. His works are meant to be felt, they don?t appeal to our intellect but they embrace our animality. Faces and figures appear from the green background and directly strike us. They aim at our heart, they aim at our guts, and they aim at our nervous system. Sometimes disturbing, they carry an undoubtable truth that we do not see with our eyes but perceive with our instincts. There is nothing hidden, no magnified beauty to seek, just the plain truth of human existence as it is, with its hardness but also its grace, that transpierces the canvas and the audience.
Wu Jianjun?s works have been exhibited in the following solo exhibitions: Posture ? Wu Jianjun Oil Painting Exhibition, Funartspace, Beijing, China (2009); Metamorphosis ? Wu Jianjun Oil Painting Exhibition, Linda Gallery, Singapore (2008); Body Pattern, Funartspace, Beijing, China (2006). He has also participated in group exhibitions: Living in Chengdu, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan; Chengdu Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2015); The Future is the Past ? Vienna Art Week, Vienna, Austria (2014); Presence of Fragments, Blueroof Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2013); Sculpture of Blueroof Artists, Blueroof Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2011); Vegetative Patient, Blueroof Art Museum, Chengdu, China (2010); The Sichuan Movement, Museum Nasional, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008).
Wu Jianjun currently lives and works in Chengdu, China.