Born in 1986 in Qingzhou, Shandong Province, Leng Guangmin received a B.F.A. from the Oil Painting Department at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2009, followed by an M.F.A. from the same institution in 2012. He currently works in Beijing. Leng belongs to what is referred to in China as the post-80s generation of artists, who tend not to reflect social circumstances in their art as overtly as the previous generations did, and who have a positive perception of the dynamic cultural and economic transformations that occurred in Chinese society when they were in their teens. Artists of this generation are by no means bound by traditional painting techniques; their work is characterized by a free, unfettered style and hints of personal perspective. Like his generational compatriots, Leng Guangmin produces powerful work that presages a new trend, and he has met with acclaim in the global art scene as well as within China.