Peng Jian was born in 1982 in Yueyang, Hunan, China. As his father was an engineer, Peng grew up surrounded by well-planned, highly complex architectural calculations and was inspired with the interest and attention in art. In 2013, he graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and obtained a master's degree. Peng Jian's works are bright and bold, and the lines are sharp and angular, guiding the architecture of traditional Chinese "boundary paintings". He used the tools of the ruler that brought the building to life during the imperial system.
As one of the representatives of the New Ink art, Peng used and developed the method of ancient Chinese "boundary painting" by combining abstract geometric forms and traditional spatial expression with colours. In recent years, he has begun to create mix media works. As a collector of antique objects, including wooden boxes from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China period, Peng presents here his new installation piece, which is transformed from a basket from his antique collection. The artist takes out one of the drawers from the narrow and compact structure of the wooden box normally suitable for storing snacks and small kitchen utensils, uses a layer of blue acrylic sheet to represent the waves, and combine brightly coloured spheres reminisce of waterdrops. The installation echoes the application of geometry and colour, and creates a surreal connection between the narrow and confined physical space and the conflict between the waves, the old wooden box and the acrylic material.