Ren Jun graduated from the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Shaanxi Province, China. Jun represents the energy and opportunity of a young generation of artists working in a ‘New China’, with a shifting focus away from the urban metropolis. His early works embody a spirit of heroism that reflects the political, cultural and economic characteristics of a transient Chinese society shaped by historic contradictions. His recent body of work takes a dramatic departure in form and inspiration. He draws inspiration from nature and uses it as a springboard for an exploration of the human spirit. Jun’s sculptures are a visual challenge of pure form, a conversion of his philosophical reflection into a visual symbol.
His monumental sculptures have been exhibited across China, including many of the newly emerging industrial cities. Jun made his North American debut with the Water Series, a pair of elegant amorphous stainless steel sculptures which are on display in Vancouver.