Jingze Du

Jingze Du. <em>Standing by the Windowsill</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
Jingze Du. <em>Orange</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (100 x 80 cm)
Jingze Du. <em>Reading After Dinner</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
Jingze Du. <em>Visiting Mathieu</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm)
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
Jingze Du. <em>The Chef</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm)
Jingze Du. <em>Kiwi</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm)
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020
Jingze Du. <em>Sunlight in the Garden</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm)
Jingze Du. <em>Night</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm)
Jingze Du. <em>A Day at the Beach</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (100 x 100 cm)
Jingze Du. <em>In the Old Movies</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 59 x 47 1/4 inches (150 x 120 cm)

Jingze Du. Standing by the Windowsill, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)

In Between. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Jingze Du. Orange, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (100 x 80 cm)

Jingze Du. Reading After Dinner, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm)

In Between. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Jingze Du. Visiting Mathieu, 2020. Oil on linen, 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm)

In Between. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Jingze Du. The Chef, 2020. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm)

Jingze Du. Kiwi, 2020. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm)

In Between. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020

Jingze Du. Sunlight in the Garden, 2020. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm)

Jingze Du. Night, 2020. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm)

Jingze Du. A Day at the Beach, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (100 x 100 cm)

Jingze Du. In the Old Movies, 2020. Oil on linen, 59 x 47 1/4 inches (150 x 120 cm)

Jingze Du. <em>Standing by the Windowsill</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm) thumbnail
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>Orange</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches (100 x 80 cm) thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>Reading After Dinner</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 70 cm) thumbnail
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>Visiting Mathieu</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 59 x 59 inches (150 x 150 cm) thumbnail
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>The Chef</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm) thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>Kiwi</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm) thumbnail
<em>In Between</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2020 thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>Sunlight in the Garden</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 inches (120 x 100 cm) thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>Night</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches (60 x 50 cm) thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>A Day at the Beach</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches (100 x 100 cm) thumbnail
Jingze Du. <em>In the Old Movies</em>, 2020. Oil on linen, 59 x 47 1/4 inches (150 x 120 cm) thumbnail

Jingze Du creates paintings that are largely grey with accents of black and white. Most depict heads in various configurations. Some are slightly contorted while others are more naturalistic. They represent an oscillating position that is in between various alternatives: strength and weakness; fast and slow; masculine and feminine; validation and rejection; external and internal; conformity and independence, and above all they represent Du’s status as an immigrant, someone whose life has been neatly divided into two parts, the first half in China; the second half in Ireland.


Born 1995, Yantai, China
Lives and works in Dublin

Education
2019
MA, Royal College of Art, London

2017
BFA, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

Solo Exhibitions
2020
In Between, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2019
A City of Glass Crystal After Dark, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin

2016
Nostalgia, Waves, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin

2014
Contagious, Project Space, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

Group Exhibitions
2020
Enter Art Fair (with Steve Turner), Copenhagen (upcoming)

2019
Show 2019, Royal College of Art, London
Disruptors, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland
Art Central (with Maddox Gallery), Hong Kong
All Good Things, Bellwood and Wright Fine Art, Lancaster, England
The Hidden Dimension, Coningsby Gallery, London
College, House of Vans, London

2018
Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
W.I.P. Show, Royal College of Art, London

2017
NCAD Degree Show, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

2016
Is This the Right Time? Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin
29th, Project Space, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

2015
Inside, A4 Art Project Space, Dublin

Residencies and Awards
2020
RHA Studio Programme (residency)

2017
NUI Art and Design Prize

2016
NCAD Staff Prize Nominee

2015
Canon Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Finalist

Bibliography
2020
Angelos, Ayla. “Introducing the monochromatic and spooky portraits of Chines artist Jingze Du,” It’s Nice That, May 5

2019
Shropshire, Simek. “DU JINGZE,” Floorr Magazine, August 21
“Jingze Du: The Road, The Smell And The Moist Soil, Art Verge, July
Winter Issue 11 (editorial selection), ArtMaze Mag, January

2017
Nolan-Horan, Adam. “Creatives Catch Up – Du Jingze & Aoife Dunne,” FAC Magazine, September 15
“NUI Art and Design Prize 2017 awarded to NCAD student Jingze Du,” NUI News and Events, July 7
“An Interview With Jingze – Young Irish Based Artist, Painter, and Photographer,” H&G, May 4

2016
“In The Picture: Du Jingze, Painter,” RTÉ, October 10

Jingze Du

In Between

May 16–June 13, 2020

Jingze Du

It's Nice That

Introducing the monochromatic and spooky portraits of Chinese artist Jingze Du
Ayla Angelos
May 5, 2020

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