•Famous oil painter in China
•Main representative of Chinese “Scar Art.”
•From 1971 to 1984, Cheng studied painting at several institutions, such as the Chengdu Art School, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and Central Academy of Fine Art.
•Taught at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Central Academy of Fine Arts, and University of Osnabrück (Germany).
•Served as the judge of the first two sessions of China’s National Painting Exhibition;
•In 1986 he was the first Chinese painter invited by the French Ministry of Culture to participate in artistic activities.
•Received numerous national art exhibition awards and has served as the chief editor of many Chinese university textbooks, including those on paintings, drawings, and animation.
•Is distinguished professor, doctoral tutor, and dean of the New Art Research Center in Sichuan University.
History and reality are unpredictable but fascinating for many. Nature always shows us a mysterious and charming sight and teaches us lessons of life. Life is short, and we borrow our lives from our Creators. Therefore I try to discover the world through art with “an intense look but also a soft touch.” Art is everywhere. Just like people coming from different places have different preferences for food, I prefer following my heart to enjoy art and nature.