Tian Mangzi

China

Born in Shenyang, China in 1968, Tian Mangzi began to paint when he was 12 years old. Basically mastering ink and brush techniques.

At the age of 18 he entered the Shenyang Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

In 1992 he studied classical Chinese painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Xi’an and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1995.

Since 2002, he has worked as a full-time artist.
Tian Manzi chose the apple as his favourite object because it has the same characteristic of simplicity and complexity as planet earth.
His idea to paint apple is to create a beautiful and peaceful planet.
Tian Mangzi does not tire of painting apples because he says, “What I have painted is not apple but planet.”

 

Grey
2006
oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm w
Yellow with Red Marking
2012
oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm w
Green and Brown
2009
oil on canvas
170 x 178 cm w