Chao DIng

  • Chao Ding
    An Old House
    Oil on canvas
    24 X 18
    Unframed

    $1,200.00
  • Chao Ding
    Black Cat
    Oil on canvas
    48 X 60

    $4,200.00
  • Chao Ding
    Distribution Center I
    Oil on canvas
    16 X 16

    $900.00
  • Chao Ding
    Distribution Center II
    Oil on canvas
    16 X 16

    $900.00
  • Chao Ding
    Distribution Center III
    Oil on canvas
    16 X 16

    $900.00
  • Chao Ding
    Fence And Sunset
    Oil on canvas
    12 X 16

    $800.00
  • Chao Ding
    Meeting II
    Oil on canvas
    18 X 18
    Unframed

    $900.00
  • Chao Ding
    The Trees, The Hills, The Bridge, The River
    Oil on canvas
    16 X 20

    $1,000.00
  • Chao Ding
    Trail
    Oil on canvas
    48 X 60

    $4,200.00
  • Chao Ding
    Views I
    Oil on canvas
    9 X 12

    $650.00
  • Chao Ding
    Views III
    Oil on canvas
    9 X 12

    $650.00
  • Chao Ding
    Water System Plant
    Oil on canvas
    12 X 36
    Unframed

    $900.00

Sold Archive

  • Chao Ding
    A Corner
    Oil on canvas
    24 X 18

    $800.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Chairs
    Oil on canvas
    24 X 18
    Unframed

    $1,500.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Chess
    Oil on canvas
    24 X 18

    $800.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Coffee Shop
    Oil on canvas
    40 X 30

    $1,200.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Curves
    Oil on canvas
    16 X 20

    $1,000.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Open
    Oil on canvas
    24 X 18

    $1,200.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Pillow
    Oil on canvas
    24 X 24

    $1,000.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Riverview Of Old Sac
    Oil on canvas
    18 X 24

    $1,200.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Street Lamp
    Oil on canvas
    16 X 16

    $900.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Table And Chair
    Oil on canvas
    60 X 48
    Unframed

    $4,200.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    The Grey
    Oil on canvas
    Image size: 9.5 X 7.5
    Frame size: 16 X 12.5

    $400.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    The Lawn
    Oil on canvas
    30 X 24

    $900.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Utility Poles
    Oil on canvas
    30 X 40

    $1,200.00
    SOLD
  • Chao Ding
    Views II
    Oil on canvas
    9 X 12

    $650.00
    SOLD
About The Artist

Chao Ding lives in Sacramento, CA and earned his MFA from LSU.

My paintings are a diary of things that have happened around me, a preserve of evocative moments and fragments I have experienced. It is the integrity of my painterly reality that involves my emotion, thinking, and fantasy. I concentrate on revealing unusual beauties and poetic significance from those forgotten scenes in my paintings.

I look for constructive force and beauty in nature, discover internal orders. I am intrigued by the visual formalities and vibes that I encountered in casual surroundings, even a pile of trash or traffic cones made me take out the sketchbook. In my compositions, I simplify and structuralize the elements, omit the inessentials. I pursue a universal impression of my contents to achieve psychological expression.

I grew up in a single-parent family, the loneliness made me always have an emotional connection to trashed and non-functional things. When I came to the US, I started to explore the abandoned houses where I can gain an inexplicable sense of rooted. I am drawn into the odor of mystery and memories they produced. The decayed textural layers and subtle colors left by time passing are really appealing to me. They automatically create narrative possibilities, in a subtle way. The traces are the sediment of dialogue which is a new level of perfection for me. As a foreigner, these specificities transferred a kind of isolation as an echo for me to “speak with”. What is more, the Insignificant scenes like trash piles or construction areas strongly got my attention either. Through my works, I am longing to bring the beauties which people usually missed back to their sight.

In contemporary life, things are changing, and moving with super high efficiency, accompanied by less emotion remained. The connection becomes trivial, information becomes like movie trailers. It seems like everything is fleeting. On the other side, time is silent, soundless, but it always shows up in a brutal way when you realized it. During this flashy period, I would like to collect those “leftovers” that evoke empathy and memory, bring that fleetness and vanishing into eternity on my canvas.

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