Du Jingze

About the Artists:

Du's work draws on the themes of time, self, desire and reality. Influenced by theorist Franco Berardi, Du examines today's distortion of time as the results of rapid progress and information overload. The paintings are a fusion of sensuality and spartan elements. The meticulous combination of static and provocative, morph into a deeper investigation of the Aesthetic and mortality. 

Jingze Du was born in Yantai, China in 1995. At the age of thirteen he moved to Ireland with his family. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from NCAD, Dublin in 2017. He is currently studying a Masters degree in Fine Art Painting in the Royal College of Art, London. 

Du works primarily with painting and photography.


Royal College of Art, London (2017-19)

National College of Art & Design, Dublin (2014-17)


2017  NUI Art and Design Prize

2016  NCAD Staff Prize Nominee

2015  Canon Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Finalist

2011  ‘Nightlight’ won 2nd prize in 2011 Texaco Children’s Art Competition

           Invited to the ‘Late Late Show’ for winning the competition




2018   Group show: Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London

            RCA WIP Show, London

2017   NCAD Degree Show, Dublin

2016   Solo Exhibition: Nostalgia, Waves, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin

            Group show: Is This the Right Time? , Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin

            Collaborative show: 29th, Dublin

2015   Group Exhibition: Inside. , Dublin

2014   Solo exhibition: Contagious, Dublin



Du Jingze & Aoife Dunne - Creatives Catch Up by Adam Nolan-Horan, FAC Magazine September 2017

NUI Art and Design Prize 2017 , July 2017

An Interview With Jingze – Young Irish Based Artist, Painter, and Photographer , H&G May 2017

In The Picture: Du Jingze, Painter , RTÉ Culture October 2016

Jingze Du—Nostalgia, Waves , Pallas Projects/Studios September 2016