Ren Jianhui

Artwork title
Time Traveller Series -Lovres
Artwork Media
oil painting
Artist Biography
Mr. Ren Jianhui, born in ChenDu, China. He graduated from Art Academy of Tsinghua University. His teacher was the Art Master Mr. Wu Guanzhong. In 2013, he was selected as one of the “Top 60 Masters of International Contemporary artists” by Art critic team of the USA, Canada and Italy. He is the first Southeast Asian artist to get this award. Mr. Ren Jianhui used to teach in National University of Singapore. He is the president of Artists Society of Singapore since 2002 and a member of China Artists Association.
After exploring different styles and various media in his artistic career of more than two decades, he has finally settled with his current expressive method. With oil-painting, his emotions can be better expressed with a wider selection of colours and brushstrokes. Through semi-realism, Ren shows a new-found energy in modern oil-painting, which includes the combination of modernity and primitivism. And by his unique methods of processing the paint, he has mastered the optimum way to treat background and foreground separately on canvas, while producing a perfectly complementary effect.
2018 Received the Best International Art Award, New York, U.S.
2017 Been invited to Beijing International Biennale, Beijing, China
2016 Awarded with the “International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci – The Universal Artist”, Italy
2015 Invited to London Biennale and was awarded by the European Confederation of Art Critics, London, U.K.
2015 Invited to participate in Florence Biennale and Barcelona Biennale, Italy
2014 Participated in the Exhibition of Overseas Chinese Painting & Calligraphy and was awarded with Distinction Prize, Beijing, China
2014 Featured in “65 Overseas Chinese Models” Stamp Collection, Beijing, China
2013 Selected in the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art by Art Tour International Magazine in New York, judged by a panel of well-known art critics and commentators from USA, Canada and Italy. 5 pieces of oil on canvas were included in the art catalogue and video documentary, New York, U.S.
2009 Honourable Mention for Painting at Biennale of Chiaciano, Italy.
1995 Selected to the authoritative book, Famous Figures of the Contemporary Arts Circles in China, Beijing, China
1990 Awarded with the top prize in the 1st National Illustration Exhibition, Beijing, China
1988 Selected to the authoritative book, Chinese Oil Painting, New York, U.S.
Nation of origin
Exhibition or Biennale Edition