Born in 1985 in Shandong, China.
Zheng graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 and was awarded the John Moores Prize (Painting) from Liverpool University in 2014. Zheng’s paintings are at once figurative and abstract, and should be viewed as a series with each painting expressing just one specific feeling or idea. It is through experiencing the entire sequence of works in an exhibition that the viewer can truly appreciate the artist’s innermost thoughts. Working directly from real-life subjects, Zheng typically spends days with his models and a crucial part of his creative process is the meticulous filming and documentation of his work-in-progress, allowing the audience to fully immerse themselves in the artist’s mind.